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How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7?

I have a SSD with 32GB and a HDD with 500GB on my notebook and after 3 months using Windows 8 it startd to warning me about C:\ disk usage (where Windows 8 is installed on). By looking on the TreeSize software, I noticed that C:\hiberfil.sys is using 7GB (Oo) of my SSD. I'm wondering on changing this file to D:\ (the 500GB HDD) due to reduce the Windows partition disk usage, is this possible? There are any another ways to deal with the hiberfile usage problem on Windows 8?

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The following answer from Microsoft to this very question should answer this question:

You cannot. Because the Hibernate File must be readable by the bootloader, it must be stored on a specific sector of the hard drive, on the primary system partition. It cannot be moved.

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You have to love the hostile revenge downvotes. –  Ramhound Nov 28 '12 at 4:07

Complementing Ramhound answer:

There are any another ways to deal with the hiberfile usage problem on Windows 8?

I could not move it as Ramhound referenced, but I could reduce the hiberfile.sys disk usage by entering the folowind command on a elevated prompt (Win + x + a ):

Powercfg.exe /hibernate /size 50

This command reduced the hiberfil.sys from 7GB to 4GB, releasing 3GB of free space (space enough to stop Windows 8 from frenetically warning about low space available on C:).

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