Windows 7 Hibernation File

Windows 7 Hibernation File

hybernationBy default Windows 7 will use up space on your hard drive for its hibernation file, but if you never use sleep, and always turn your PC off, then this will never actually be used.

To disable hibernation and recover a little bit of hard drive space, launch REGEDIT, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power, then set both HibernateEnabled and HiberFileSizePerfect to zero.

Windows 7 Hibernation File

How to shutdown Windows 8

Shutdown WindowsWhen I first used Windows 8 I found it unclear how to shut down.  Therefore I thought I would list the available options;

To shut Windows 8 down, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon – or just hold down the Windows key and press I – and you’ll see a power button. Click this and you get the option to Shut Down or Restart.

Alternately you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click the power button in the bottom right-hand corner.

If you are on the desktop you can press Alt+F4 to access Shut Down options.

Windows 7 Hibernation File

Encrypt a volume in OSX Lion

FileVaultFileVault 2 got a big overhaul with OS X Lion, and one of the new features is the ability to encrypt an entire volume rather than just a your Home directory.

You can access it by going into System Preferences, Personal, Security & Privacy and then the FileVault tab.  Turn it on and enter a recovery key to encrypt your whole volume.

Windows 7 Hibernation File

Start Button in Windows 8.1

Windows-Start-ButtonLooks like Microsoft is going to put back the start button in their new update to Windows 8, which is Windows 8.1.

Microsoft said the move is intended to make Windows 8 a less frustrating experience for those who don’t have touch-based PCs. Windows 8 was designed for touch, “but we also recognize there are many non-touch devices in use today – especially in the commercial setting.”