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    Hibernate 8

    Does Windows 8 have a hibernate file? Is it the same as sleep? Do you have to clean-up the sleep file eventually?

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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    This might help answer your questions:

    The OS saves all these information in a file called hiberfil.sys file. This hiberfil.sys is actually a hidden file which is stored in the main partition where your OS is installed

    Never delete hiberfil.sys (Hibernate) file in Windows 8 - My Windows 8

    Hope that helps,

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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    Sleep is different in that the computer "stops" the CPU but keeps a holding voltage on RAM so that nothing has to be reloaded when you reopen the computer. This means sleep uses some battery power and can't be used for the long term (more than a week?). As far as I know sleep does not use a file like hibernate.
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    Windows 8.1

    Does Windows 8 have a hibernate file?
    Is it the same as sleep?
    Do you have to clean-up the sleep file eventually?
    No manual intervention is required

    Quoted from mikeytg:
    As far as I know sleep does not use a file like hibernate.
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