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Large WIM file in temp folder

  1. #1


    PAJWilson Guest

    Large WIM file in temp folder

    There is a multi-gig folder "BASE.WIM" in a temp file on my C drive. May I
    delete this to open up the space, or do I need to leave it alone? Thanks in
    advance.

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  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa [ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Large WIM file in temp folder

    I wouldn't delete that sounds like its a preinstalled image of your system
    that is for recovery if you need to reinstall your Operating System and
    Applications. How much disk space is it using? Is it a OEM Brand computer?
    Did your come with recovery disk?
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    "PAJWilson" <PAJWilson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4B906866-00AE-414A-A5FA-7430696E87AE@xxxxxx

    > There is a multi-gig folder "BASE.WIM" in a temp file on my C drive. May
    > I
    > delete this to open up the space, or do I need to leave it alone? Thanks
    > in
    > advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    PAJWilson Guest

    Re: Large WIM file in temp folder

    Thank you, Andre.
    It is a new HP notebook running Vists Home Premium. The file is about 6.2
    gigs. The drive came partitioned, with the D partition being locked off and
    containing recovery software and data. I made a separate recovery disk using
    an OEM-installed program. It's the fact that this is a temp file on the C
    portion of the drive that makes me wonder if it could not be deleted.

    "Andre Da Costa [ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > I wouldn't delete that sounds like its a preinstalled image of your system
    > that is for recovery if you need to reinstall your Operating System and
    > Applications. How much disk space is it using? Is it a OEM Brand computer?
    > Did your come with recovery disk?
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "PAJWilson" <PAJWilson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4B906866-00AE-414A-A5FA-7430696E87AE@xxxxxx

    > > There is a multi-gig folder "BASE.WIM" in a temp file on my C drive. May
    > > I
    > > delete this to open up the space, or do I need to leave it alone? Thanks
    > > in
    > > advance.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Large WIM file in temp folder

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