I'm a Windows 8 user, and I've got 2GB RAM. I noticed the following phenomenon:
- When hibernate is disabled, the
pagefile.syswill be the same
size as my RAM.
- But when hibernate is enabled, the size of
pagefile.syswill be only about 25% of RAM and
It's easy to notice that the sizes of
hiberfil.sys add up to the size of RAM, whether hibernation is enabled or disabled. We know that the
hiberfil.sys is used for the hybrid boot of windows 8. In other words, it's only used for boot process and becomes useless after the system booted. My guess is that windows 8 just reuses
hiberfil.sys as another part of
pagefile.sys when the system is already on. I'm looking for an authoritative answer on this.
So, why does the size of
pagefile.sys decrease to only 25% of the RAM when hibernation is on?