How to Clear up Hard Drive Space by Disabling Hibernation

This is not advised for laptops because hibernation is essential when a laptop's battery losses charge and the system needs to safely save its state. But it's a great way to clear up around 10GB of hard drive space on desktops.

  1. The first step is to run the command prompt as administrator. In Windows 10, you can do this by right clicking on the start menu and clicking "Command Prompt (Admin)"
  2. Type in "powercfg.exe /h off" without the quotes and press enter. If you typed it in correctly, the cursor will simply start at a new line asking for new input
  3. Now just exit out of command prompt
That's it, the hard drive should now have some extra free space available. This is an easy and safe way to clear up space on a full hard drive.
Creation date: 10/18/2019 11:06 AM (      Updated: 10/18/2019 11:08 AM (