If you want to remove hiberfil.sys from your Windows 8 installation, you must first disable hibernation.

1. Right click any where on the start screen

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2. Click on All apps

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3. Right click cmd and click Run as administrator

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Open explorer and navigate to [C:\Windows\System32] right click cmd.exe and click on "Run as administrator".

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2. Enter: powercfg -h off

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3. Normally the file will now be deleted, if it isn’t you can manually remove it.

 

If you don’t run the command prompt with elevated privileges, you will get the error:
[An unexpected error condition has occurred. Unable to perform operation. You may not have permission to perform this operation.]

 

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One Comment

  1. Dank voor de input. Het werkte bij mij alleen vanaf “Open explorer and navigate to [C:\Windows\System32]….”

    Ideaal. Zeker als je maar een startdisc hebt van maar 18gb (asus mini pc)

    C van Hensbergen

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