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Should I just use the walkthrough to remove it?

Are there any benefits to keeping the file, if my computer never hibernates, and I'm not using Windows 8?
    
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Turning it off (type powercfg -h off in cmd as admin) will delete the hiberfile.

Is that what you're wanting?
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Well, that works too... I was wondering if there is any reason, any reason at all to keep it on a win7 install
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Well, that works too... I was wondering if there is any reason, any reason at all to keep it on a win7 install
Unless you're wanting to hibernate the pc, no

It's literally the contents of your ram dumped into a file.
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Roger, ty sir.
    
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Turn off the space waster hibernation. And while your at it, reduce your page file to 256mb min and max. You shouldn't access it much with that much ram.
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I just disabled it, 12gb is way beyond overkill for what I do.

Should I do as you said, which I think is the bare min for windows system information (which it warns you about)?

Otherwise I have no qualms about not having one at all.
    
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I just disabled it, 12gb is way beyond overkill for what I do.

Should I do as you said, which I think is the bare min for windows system information (which it warns you about)?

Otherwise I have no qualms about not having one at all.
I've seen reports of some programs needing to see a pagefile in order to work properly. MS doesn't recommend totally removing it either.

With 8gb on mine, I set it to 1gb min and max. With 12 gigs, you can go quite small.
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with that kind of ram you can ramdisk the swap (and your temp files) specially if you have leftover spare ram to burn
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