Deleting hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

You’re reading this article because there’s a gigantic hiberfil.sys file sitting in the root of your drive, and you want to get rid of it to free up some space… but you can’t!, Well you cant just remove it with a delete to recycle bin because its a system file but luckily, you actually can delete it, and i will show you how i overcame my own whoping 3.6GB hiberfil.sys file.

The more memory you have in your PC, the bigger the file will be.

So What is hiberfil.sys Anyway?

Windows has two power management modes that you can choose from: one is Sleep Mode, which keeps the PC running in a low power state so you can almost instantly get back to what you were working on. The other is Hibernate mode, which completely writes the memory out to the hard drive, and then powers the PC down entirely, so you can even take the battery out, put it back in, start back up, and be right back where you were.

Hibernate mode uses the hiberfil.sys file to store the the current state (memory) of the PC, and since it’s managed by Windows, you can’t delete the file.

Disable Hibernate (and Delete hiberfil.sys) in Windows 7 or Vista

You’ll need to open an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking on the command prompt in the start menu, and then choosing Run as Administrator. Once you’re there, type in the following command:

powercfg -h off

hiberfil

And Guess what? You’ll also notice that the file is magically gone!

You can now send Offline Skype video messages

Skype’s video messaging service, available in beta form since February, is now an official part of the popular free calling service.

With Video Messaging for Skype you can record a video message and send it to friends, family and colleagues who aren’t online. They will see the message the next time they log in to Skype.

Video Messaging is accessible via Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android, and Skype for BlackBerry.

“There’s also no limit to the number of video messages you can send or receive and the messages themselves may be as long as 3 minutes” – Not true because on the Blackberry Z10, It showed 25 free Videos, Upgrade to Premium to do Unlimited

Skype’s blog didn’t mention support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone, however, which seems odd since Microsoft owns Skype. CNET contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with further information. – CNET

Microsoft New Logo ~ What it looks like

From Microsoft Blog

It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.

The Microsoft brand is about much more than logos or product names. We are lucky to play a role in the lives of more than a billion people every day. The ways people experience our products are our most important “brand impressions”. That’s why the new Microsoft logo takes its inspiration from our product design principles while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, fonts and colors.

We’re excited about the new logo, but more importantly about this new era in which we’re reimagining how our products can help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Posted by Jeff Hansen
General Manager, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Microsoft says Windows 8 will be Called Windows 8

Microsoft just told the world what it’s going to call the next version of Windows, and — shocker — the official name will be “Windows 8.” It also revealed how many versions of Windows 8 there will be, and what the company will call them. There are three main editions. At the basic level there’s plain, simple Windows 8, which Microsoft says should include everything most consumers will need for a typical PC.

In Summary, we will have:

    • Windows 8, for most consumers.
    • Windows 8 Pro, for enthusiasts or businesses.
    • Windows RT, which is what you get installed on a Windows tablet.
    • Media Pack, an add-on for Windows 8 Pro that turns your machine into a Media Center PC.
    • Windows 8 Enterprise, what you want if you’re Pfizer.
    • Local-language Windows 8, if you live in China or other “select” markets.

Microsoft says PC customers running Windows 7 will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, depending on the edition. No pricing or availability dates as of yet.

What do you think of Microsoft’s Division?

Installing New Font on your Machine

Even though your machine came with preloaded fonts, sometimes especially for Graphic Designers you always want to add to your font repository. How do i do that on my machine is always the question. First you have to search for the font you want to add, either bought, free or sent from a friend, you will have to download it to your machine’s hard drive first.

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Don’t Blame Us, Blame Bill’

Well that’s was what i got (i mean the post title) when i stumbled on a web hosting site and i was checking through their Hosting Plans and features. I was still comparing the “unlimited” plans and offers available and then i got to Operating System and of course there was Linux and Windows. While Linux was available for all offers, Windows was not and as usual Windows hosting was higher in price and then at one corner of the list was a question Why is Windows hosting more expensive? with a display icon. Well when i opened the display, Here is what i saw…

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