How to Use Conditional Formatting In Excel 2010 (Guide)

This article will teach you how to use Conditional Formatting in Excel 2010. Illustrative pictures included!

Microsoft Excel is an incredibly handy program that provides a whole bunch of very useful features, helping us get our day-to-day work done in an organized and practical fashion. In fact, Microsoft’s spreadsheet program provides so many different functions, that we often don’t even know the full extent of Excel’s capabilities, even though sometimes we might very much be in need of them.

One of the many features included in Excel’s arsenal is a thing called conditional formatting. Conditional formatting is a tool that enables users to format certain cells in their spreadsheet based on their value or formula. For example, if you wanted to highlight all the cells with number higher than, say, 47, conditional formatting will allow you to do that. The same tool will also enable you to make sure that when a certain cell meets a given criteria, its format will automatically change to what you’ve predetermined. Another example is if you would like the cell’s format to change to bold, when the number in a specific cell reaches a value of over 12. This is essentially a feature seeking to give your spreadsheet a neater look and make it easier for you to look through it, as it will simply be more organized. A single cell can even have as much as three format conditions, each having its own format.

  • There is one point that ought to be made here, though. When applying a certain conditional formatting in Excel 2010 to a larger number of cells, this could cause malfunctions and may cause the program’s performance to worsen. Below we will show you the basics of working with the conditional formatting tool, but feel free to drop us a line in the comment section, if you have any additional questions or would like to clarify something.

How to Use Conditional Formatting In Excel 2010

The Guide

Highlight Cells:

  1. To highlight cells, based on their value, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting.
  2. Click the first option in the menu (Highlight Cells Rules) and another list of options will appear to the right. You can choose from Greater Than, Less Than, Between, Equal To, etc., based on what you need. For this example we will go with the first option: Greater Than… for column A.
  3. In the designated field, enter the value you want and choose how you would like the cells to be formatted. There are several options available in the dropdown menu, but you can also customize the format to suit your taste. Click OK.
  4. As shown in the below image, the cells with a value greater than 30 were highlighted red and the font color was also changed to red.

Clear conditional formatting:

Now let’s see how you remove the formatting rules, after you’ve set them. You can do this either for a section of the spreadsheet or for the entire spreadsheet. For this example we set conditional formatting for column A, so we will be removing it for that column.

  1. Select the desired column/row/cell. Again, from the Home tab click on Conditional Formatting -> Clear Rules -> Clear Rules from Selected Cells.
  2. This will remove all the conditional formatting, as shown here:

Is there anything else you would like to learn about conditional formatting or Excel in general? Let us know in the comments!


No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread (Fix inside)

This guide will help you resolve the No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread error that occurs when trying to run certain PC games. The instructions were written for Windows 10, but will work for earlier versions of Windows too.

If you have recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8, then you might get the No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread error when trying to run certain PC games. Most commonly users have been complaining about the No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread error when they had tried to run Minecraft in Windows 10. The issue is due to a wrong Java version installed on your machine. Many of you might think that updating your Java is what you’d need to do in order to fix it. In many cases, this would indeed be the right thing to do. However, in this case you should do the exact opposite. In order to get the game to work properly, you’ll need to downgrade your Java app by uninstalling it and after that installing an older version (8 u51). In the following guide we will show you how you can do that in order to prevent the No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread error from reappearing.

No OpenGL Context Found in the Current Thread Fix

The Guide

Fix 1

Step 1: Uninstalling Java

  1. Open your Start Menu and type uninstall a program.
  2. Click on the first search result entry.
  3. Look through the list of installed software and find the Java app.
  4. Right-click on the app and then select Uninstall.1

Step 2: Installing Java 8, update 51

  1. Follow this link and download the update 51 from there or google search for Java 8 update 51 and download it from another site.
    • Make sure that you download the proper version for your system (32-bit/64-bit)2
  1. Open the executable file you’ve just downloaded and allow it to make changes to your computer if asked.                                      3
  2. In the resulting window click on Install and wait for the installation to finish.                                                                          4
  3. Once Java is installed, you’ll be told that your version is outdated –  simply click on the X button or select remind me later. This is exactly what we wanted, now the game should run without a problem.                                                                                                                                                                                          5

If the issue was not solved, remove any mode that you might have installed. Oftentimes game glitches, sluggish performance during gameplay and errors are caused by unpolished and/or poorly-programmed modes. Sometimes, certain modes that worked on your earlier version of Windows might not perform well on Win 10, so keep that in mind.

Fix 2: Driver Update

Another common issue with most video games is outdated graphics card drivers. If your Windows Update is not set to automatically start or in some cases even when it is, a manual update to your drivers might be required. The following guide will show you how you can do that in order to fix the No OpenGL Context error .

  1. Press Winkey+R and type devmgmt.msc
  2. Hit Enter and the Device Manager should appear on your screen.
  3. Click on the arrow next to Display Adapters.
  4. Now, right-click on each entry and then select Update driver software.7
  5. You will be shown two options (Search automatically for driver software and Browse my computer for driver software). You can use the second option if you have manually downloaded the latest driver update from the manufacturer site of your graphics card (advanced). If you haven’t done that, you can use the first setting, which will automatically search for the latest updates online and install them.6

Let us know if our guide worked for you in the comment section below!

Windows 10 Default Apps Not Working Fix

This article will help you deal with the Windows 10 Default Apps Not Working bug. Sometimes default apps will refuse to change no matter what – read our fix for this issue.

We all know that ever since its release, Microsoft’s latest version of the Windows operating system – Win 10 – has been a bit of a bumpy ride, even to this day. There have been various bugs, errors, malfunctions and all sorts of different issues that people in the IT community have been trying to deal with. And that’s fine – that’s usually the way it is with new software, especially provided that the latest Windows OS version is quite different from its predecessors and users are still struggling to figure it out.

Today we’ll be looking at a rather minor, but annoying problem – the Windows 10 default apps not working bug. We’ve been receiving complaints from users, who were trying to change the default programs in their Windows 10, but to no avail. When attempting to choose a different default program from the list of options than the one that was already set, they reported no change taking place. We have found several fixes for this issue, which we will provide below. We hope at least one of them will do the trick for you and get this problem solved.

Windows 10 Default Apps Not Working Fix

The Guide

Fix 1:

Sometimes switching to a Microsoft Account is enough to fix the problem. Unless you already are using one, here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings (you can use the Windows key + I combination on your keyboard as a shortcut).
  2. In Settings, go to Accounts.
  3. Select Your email and accounts and on your right click Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
  4. After this, follow the steps as prompted to complete the process. Once over, you will now need to use your Microsoft account login details to sign into Windows.

Fix 2:

In the event that you aren’t tempted to change to a Microsoft Account and would much prefer to keep on using your Local Account, here’s what you can do:

  1. Again, go to Settings, as described in Step 1 of the previous fix.
  2. Click on Accounts -> Your email and accounts. Under Accounts used by other apps click on the Microsoft account, which used to be associated with the current user account and click the Remove button.

Fix 3:

This fix and the next are more of a workaround, but they will still do the job.

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Settings -> System -> Default apps. Once there, choose Set defaults by app.
  2. The Default Programs Control Panel will appear, where you will be able to set the default programs of your choice.

Fix 4:

You can also go the old-fashioned way and determine, which program will open what file type. To do this:

  1. Right-click on your file of choice (the one, for which you would like to set a different default program/app).
  2. Select Open with… and click Choose another app.
  3. Choose the program you would like to use from now and tick the “Always use this app to open…” box. Click OK.

Let us know, which one of our solutions was able to solve the issue for you in the comment section below!

How to Delete a Comment on Facebook – Guide

Want to know how to delete a comment on Facebook? Check our guide – Windows and Android instructions included!

We have all written a Facebook comment that we later wanted to have deleted. Sometimes it might happen that you accidentally post one comment twice due to a lag or bad internet connection. Whatever the case, we have all been there at a certain point. Therefore, it would be helpful if you know how to delete the unwanted comment from the post you commented on. In the following guide, we will show you two methods on how you can do that both on your PC and on your Android device. It is easy, simple and can be done in no time. 

How to Delete a Comment on Facebook

The Guide


Method 1: If you have just written the comment that you want to have deleted, and you still have the post you commented on open in your browser, use this method.

  1. Find your comment in the comment section.
  2. Hover your cursor over it and you should see a tiny arrow to the right of the comment that is pointing downwards.
  3. Click on that arrow and a drop-down menu should appear.
  4. If you want to outright delete the comment, select delete.
  5. In case you want to simply edit it, click on Edit and after you are done, hit Enter.

Method 2: Through your Activity Log

  1. Locate a small arrow pointing downwards at the top-right corner of your screen on any Facebook page (as long as you are logged on in your Facebook account).
  2. From the drop-down list, select Activity Log.
  3. On the next page, scroll through your recent Facebook activities until you find the comment you want to delete.
    • Tip: If you don’t feel like looking through every single recent activity, press Ctrl+F and type a part of the comment that you remember exactly the way you wrote it. Your browser should automatically scroll to the comment you want to delete.
  1. Click on the small pen/pencil icon right next to the comment activity.
  2. Click on Delete and the comment will be deleted.

On Android

The methods described here are pretty much the same as they are for PC, only executed from the Android Interface.

Method 1: If you still have the commented post open inside your browser or Facebook app.

  1. Find your comment.
  2. Tap on the option labeled More, located right below the comment.
  3. Select Delete or Edit, depending on what exactly you want to do.
  4. If you chose to edit your comment, simply select Update after you are done editing.

Method 2: Via the Activity Log

  1. Tap on the icon with three parallel, horizontal lines that is located at the top-right corner of your screen when you are inside your Facebook.
  2. In the resulting menu, swipe down until you reach Activity Log and then tap on it.
  3. Find the comment you want to have deleted.
  4. Tap on the tiny arrow next to it.
  5. Select Delete.


And there you have it, the comment you wanted to delete is no longer there.

.DOCM File Extension – Risks and Tips

What is the .DOCM file extensions and how do you open it? Why can .DOCM files be dangerous? Learn the answers to these questions and more in our article!

What are .DOCM Files?

A once well-known and widely spread cyber phenomenon has made a comeback to the virtual scene of malicious activity. The star we have in mind and to which today’s article is solely dedicated to is the .DOCM virus. Now, just so to be clear, we’ll first explain what .DOCM is. It’s an extension for Microsoft Word files, which contain embedded macros. The idea is for those macros to be able to be executed within the document and the purpose of the file is to automate Word Open XML document tasks.

So, having covered that, it should be easier now to understand how the virus works. As pointed out, this type of malware has already been popular once – back in the 2000’s, but disappeared since then, either due to Microsoft developing more sophisticated means of recognizing infected files, or just because hackers found more effective ways to ruin people’s day. Over a decade later, we see it resurfacing and bringing with it all sorts of nasty things you wouldn’t ever want on your computer. These shady companions could be, for example, Trojan Horse viruses, which are among the most common viruses circulating the web. They are notorious for their stealth and multifunctionality, as well as the immense damage they can cause. Would you want something like that hanging around your system? Didn’t think so.

How exactly are .DOCM files a threat then?

As mentioned, these files can be infected with literally any virus thinkable. The malware is embedded within the Word file, which will in most cases appear blank to you, except for maybe a short message asking you to enable Macros in order to view this sample. The trick here is that the virus is actually written in white font, hence your inability to see it. Once you enable Macros, as politely asked for by the nice cyber criminals, the system will run the script and drop the malware. From then on, it will do whatever it is programmed to do, and typically it won’t be pleasant. Malware is by definition malicious software, so it can commit to any tasks from stealing your data, to spying on you, to wrecking your computer.

How to tell if a file with a .DOCM file extension is infected?

Unfortunately, there is no easy way for an user to manually tell if a .DOCM file is infected or perfectly fine, short of opening it. This is precisely where anti-malware and anti-virus programs step up. Nearly all such programs are capable of scanning the code and picking up any malicious intent.

Methods used by hackers to spread .DOCM infected files

Infected .DOCM files are in most cases distributed via email. At first you would think, but who’d fall for some spam email, right? Unless you have already had the bad luck of running into one of these bad boys, you will be surprised to learn just how persuasive and sophisticated they can be. There have been instances of cyber criminals pretending to be some well-known brand or company, whose services you might very well be using. Perhaps the email can be regarding a bill and you would be prompted to open the attachment, because you would certainly like to make sure just how much and what you’ve paid for. That being said, you can now probably get a better picture of the type of sneaky techniques hackers use just to fool you into downloading their virus.

Safety tips

Well, hopefully now that you’ve been introduced to the concept of .DOCM files, you’ll be on the lookout for them and will think twice before downloading and opening one, when it comes your way. Nonetheless, we urge users to be critical when receiving any sort of email and analyze its details before even opening it. Many web-based email hosting services offer you the possibility of previewing the first line of a received email prior to opening it. That way you can at least get some sort of idea what this would be about. Also, pay attention to the subject and especially to the sender email. Again, these are all things you can do before opening the email, along with the existence of an attached file, so if any of those arouse suspicion – it’s best to avoid opening the message. If you have opened it, however, be very cautious in following any hyperlink and downloading whatever attachment there might be.

It should also go without saying that you need to have a reliable security system installed on your computer. A well-established and proven antivirus will go a long way and doesn’t require much effort to set up, preferably along with a browser extension in order to maximize your safety, while browsing.

How To Remove OneDrive from Windows 10 (Guide)

The guide will help you remove OneDrive from Windows 10 File Explorer. These instructions will block the OneDrive from starting and remove its shortcut from the File Explorer.

What is OneDrive?

Following the success of Google Drive Microsoft decided to create a rival product, and thus purchased One Drive. This is how OneDrive became Microsoft’s file cloud service, to which Windows users can upload their files and make them available to the public or their contacts. The files can be accessed from mobile devices or other computers using a web browser – all you need is an internet connection. The service is very useful and the use of clouds and file hosting in general is becoming ever more due to its convenience. However, not all people have the necessity of using OneDrive and other similar platforms; therefore, they see no use in it being on their computer. Being integrated with Windows 10, as well as 8.1, OneDrive is always present in the file explorer of both Windows versions much to the convenience of people who use it and to the utter annoyance of those who don’t.


If you are one of the many users, who would like to get rid of OneDrive and no longer have to see it in your file explorer this can be achieved in a few very simply steps that won’t take more than a minute to complete. Simply follow them as described below and they will guide you towards removing OneDrive from Windows 10.

How to remove OneDrive from Windows 10:

The Guide

  • Please note that this guide contains editing the registry files. If you closely follow the instructions provided this is safe to use, but never delete or edit other files. We also recommend that you set up a System Restore point – just in case.
  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing and holding the Windows Key + R.
  2. Type in Regedit.exe and hit Enter.                            1
  3. This will open the Registry Editor. In the left pane search for and click on the registry key titled: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  4. To the right, click on System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree and under Value data type 0. If you are using 64-bit Windows 10, you might need to do the same for registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6 2
  5. Close the File explorer window and re-open it. The issue should now be solved and OneDrive will no longer be visible.

Please let us know if we were able to help you in the comment section below or in case you had difficulties implementing the above steps. If you have found an even better solution to hiding OneDrive, we will be more than happy to hear about it and update our guide with your fix, so please don’t hesitate to share.

HTTP Error 503 – Service Unavailable (Fix Guide)

Our guide will explain the “HTTP Error – 503 Service Unavailable” error. This error can also occur as “Error 503 Backend fetch failed”.


Arguably one of the most common errors people tend to encounter when browsing the Internet, it would be hard to find someone who has never seen Error 503 Service Unavailable on their screen. There are many different variations of this error, such as “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable”, “HTTP Server Error 503”, “HTTP 503”, “503 Error” and others. What they all have in common is the number 503 and the fact they basically still refer to the same thing. The 503 Service unavailable error is an HTTP status code, which is a standard response code, transited from the website’s server. Basically, it translates to the server not being available at that time. The reason why it may look as differently, as illustrated above, is purely due to whether or not the message had been customized by the specific website or the server software that transmits it.

There are two main causes for Error 503 to be appearing and they both have to do with the server of the website you’re trying to view. One reason is that the server is simply too busy and is overloaded. Another reason is that there may be some maintenance going on at that specific time. Either way, these are things your computer has nothing to with, as the problem is on the server’s side. Yes, sometimes, in very rare cases, it might have to do with your machine being in conflict with a given site, but for the most part that is very unlikely. However, even though the issue not being on your side, there are still ways to fix it, which we will show you here.

HTTP Error 503 – Service Unavailable

The Guide

Step 1: Simply try reloading the page. You can do that either by pressing F5 on your keyboard or using the Refresh button. In many cases this will be enough to have the problem solved, as the issue on the other side is usually only temporary.

Step 2: Restart your modem (router). After this, make sure to also restart your PC.

Step 3: In case neither of the above work and you have a pressing issue that needs to be addressed by accessing the website, you can try contacting the website admins. Check online for the contact details of the site you are trying to reach, there are lists available for the most popular websites and many of those have social media pages with support there to assist you, if need be.

Step 4: Wait. As pointed out earlier, the server might be overcrowded with users such as yourself. It could help if you just tried visiting the page again later, as often this is exactly the case.

Step 5: If you are encountering Error 503 on your own website, there are several other things you can try doing. For example, something may have crashed, so you might want to try and restart all running processes. Perhaps your website may have all of a sudden gained more traffic than it was intended for. Also check for things like bandwidth throttling and connection limits.

We will be glad to know if our fixes were able to help you solve your problem, so please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below!

How to Create Bootable USB For Windows 10/7 (Guide)

Learn how to create a bootable USB/DVD for Windows using the freeware utility Rufus.

How to Create a Bootable USB/DVD

The Guide

This guide will help you create a bootable USB/DVD that you can later use to install the specific OS.

  1. Download the Windows version you want to upload on the DVD/USB from Microsoft’s official site.
    • Important: Make sure that you download the OS in ISO format or else you won’t be able to make the DVD/USB bootable.
  2. Download a burning program and install it. There are plenty of such tools online, both paid and free.
    • For our guide we will be using the program called Rufus. It can burn both DVD disks and UFD’s (USB flash drive).
  3. Burning the device: 
    1. Get a DVD disk (preferably a double-layered one) or a USB that has at least 8 GB of storage space. Just make sure that whatever you are using, it has enough space for the ISO file of the OS.
    2. Put the disk inside your DVD drive or the USB flash device inside your USB port.
    3. Open Rufus and wait until it detects the device (this should happen almost instantly).
    4. Pick the appropriate device from the drop down menu.
    5. If not already checked, place a check mark on Create a bootable disk using and set the setting next to it to ISO Image.                                                                            11
    6. Click on the disk icon next to ISO Image and find the ISO file of the OS you’ve downloaded earlier. Once you find it, click OK.
    7. Recommended step: Set the file system to FAT 32
    8. Click Start and wait for the disk/USB device to be burned.

That’s it! You can also check our guide on how to use the bootable USB/DVD image to repair various problems with Windows here.

For any additional questions please use the comment section below this article. We’ll do our best to aid you, of course, free of charge!


How to Set Up Windows 10 Parental Controls

This article will teach you how to set up Parental Controls on Windows 10. Actually, it is rather easy to set up Windows 10 Parental Controls – provided you already know how, of course.

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has redefined the way we, users, perceive privacy and security. The latest Windows version far exceeds its predecessors in the vast number of different security settings it offers, but also the staggering amount of data it may potentially have access to. This has in turn led to much controversy and, though the amount of people opposed to Microsoft’s policies is rather large and their outrage was made known, there’s arguably an equal amount of people in favor of the new settings and newly introduced security mechanisms. One such category is formed by parents, who are willing to take the extra step in making sure their youngsters stay out of trouble. We’re talking about the Parental Control options. These features enable parents to keep track of their children’s PC usage, including the websites they visit, what content they’ve been interacting with and it even goes as far as to inform parents about the software their kids had been using.

Of course, it’s understandable that some concerned parents would like to ensure as much safety for their children, as they possibly can. The Internet can be a dark and scary place, hiding numerous threats, all of which we are well aware of. Naturally, protective parental instincts would dictate that the child’s exposure to these threats be limited. Thus, child accounts came to be, which adults can configure to limit access to certain apps, websites, etc. On the flipside of this thoughtful feature is the weekly report that is sent to the parent or guardian, who created the child account. It basically contains a record of each step the child has made on that particular PC: a list of visited websites, how much time was spent on each of them, as well as, which programs and for how long were used by the kid. Many parents were unaware of this prying into their children’s life and were quite frankly horrified to find out about it consequently.

However, you’re not bound to this activity report and if you don’t want to see it – you don’t have to. You can opt out of the weekly email and it’s only a matter of a few clicks. Setting up an accounts for your kid is also simple and we’ll show you here how to that.

How to Set Up Windows 10 Parental Controls

The Guide

Creating an account:

First off, go to Settings  and choose Accounts. In the menu select Family & other users. To the right you will see an option called Add a family member. Click that and in the new dialogue box that appears choose Add a child. In the designated email field you can either enter your child’s email address, if they have one. If not, enter your own email address and click Next, then Confirm. Make sure to confirm your email address, which will result in the account being created.


Managing security settings:

Once you’ve set up the account, it’s time to configure the various settings. Again, head over to Settings -> Accounts -> Family & other users. Click on Manage family settings online. This will open a new window in your browser, on which you will be offered a number of different settings for you to edit. You will be able to adjust the settings regarding the weekly activity report there. Also, you will be able to set limitations regarding web pages, apps, games and you will even be able to restrict your child’s screen time. The last option will allow you to program each day separately, if need be, and include things like evening study time, for example. In addition to all this, each child account can have a given amount of money on it for purchasing programs and games. You decide how much your child will be allowed to spend and you will also have a purchase history available to you, so you are always aware of what exactly your kid has been buying.


How to Disable Hibernation Windows 10/7

This article will help you Disable Hibernation for Windows 10/7. As part of the guide you’ll also learn how to delete hiberfil.sys

Hibernation in computers represents powering down your machine without losing its current operational data. This data is stored in the hiberfil.sys file. Unfortunately, hibernation is not always a stable process and some people may need to disable hibernation in Windows 7/10, in order to avoid a variety of problems. Sometimes you just need to delete hiberfil.sys, but this is not always the case.

When hibernation is initiated, the contents of your RAM (Random Access Memory) are saved on your hard drive. This is because RAM is volatile and loses its data once powered down. Unlike RAM, hard drives are non-volatile and always retain their data – even if power is cut off. This advantage of this permanent storage is in the essence of hibernation. A powered down system in hibernation uses less electrical power and allows the rest of the hardware inside your machine to power down like a regular shutdown. This process allows users to retain the state of their desktops without the need to boot the system back up like a regular start up, which takes much longer time. It takes only a fraction of the time to return a system from hibernation to a usable state, compared to a normal boot. 

This feature is frequently used with laptops, because they possess a limited power source in the form of a battery. This can be set for laptops automatically once the battery reaches a low percentage. Most desktop PCs also support hibernation, including Windows since its early versions. Hibernation is a good thing and should be used, unless it’s causing problems. In that case you’ll need to disable hibernation from Windows 7/10 yourself. The reason behind a surge of problems with the latest versions of windows is because hibernation became the standard command when the power button is pressed. Instead of powering off normally, hibernation is automatically used. The problem with that is the fact that some computers have trouble hibernating, especially those with older versions of Windows or when using older hardware (essentially older PCs). These systems are sometimes plagued by various bugs, related to hibernation and disabling hibernation for Windows 7/10 may be the only way to fix the problem. Fortunately, that’s not really a hard thing to do. It’s possible to remove it completely and it’s quite simple, too. The process is described below:

How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 7/10

The Guide

  1. Open (click) the Search Bar at the bottom left corner of your screen.


  2. Search for “cmd”.

  3. Right click on the search result “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as administrator“.

  4. You now have an elevated version of it, which enables you to type the following command to turn off hibernation:


(You can copy the line from here) powercfg -h off

The moment you type that command and press enter, hibernation will be disabled on your computer. Now, pressing the power button will only turn the computer off instead of suspending it in hibernation. It will also not go into hibernation if it stays idle for too long, as used to be the case before.

How to delete hiberfil.sys

In addition to this, in order to be able to store the data from RAM in a non-volatile storage, the computer creates a file named “hiberfil.sys“, a paging file, which is stored in the boot sector of your hard drive. During hibernation, the entirety of your Random Access Memory is saved in this single file. Before, it used to be as large as the amount of RAM you have, but Windows 7 introduced compression of up to 50 % of its original size (75 % by default). This means that the file is usually smaller than the amount of RAM you have. Regardless, if you have had hibernation disabled in Windows 7/10 this is just wasted memory and you should delete hiberfil.sys to free it. For computers with a lot of RAM this can free a lot of space!

If you have any problems disabling hibernation in Windows 7/10 or just want to hear our advice, feel free to post in the comments below!