Category Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7 Hibernation file on an old Netbook

I’ve been trying to squeeze a little more life out of an old netbook with a small SSD. It’s running a fairly minimal Windows 7 install but the C:\ drive (where Windows is installed) keeps filling up. I’ve relocated the virtual memory pagefile.sys file to the more spacious D:\ drive, but wasn’t able to relocate the hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) which stores a copy of the computer’s memory when it goes into hibernation. Continue reading

Drives not mapping on Windows 7 but OK on XP?

A short puzzler here- I had a group policy script mapping a (DFS) network drive at user login. It had always worked fine on XP, but the same users logging in to a Windows 7 PC didn’t get the drive mapped. Running the script contents from the command line produced the same result. It turned out the cause was a trailing slash in the path.
This worked on WinXP but not on Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share\
This worked on WinXP and Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share