|07-03-2007, 06:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vista: what is base.WIM ??
the other day, i was stressing about how little HDD space I have left, so I started looking for things that i didnt need so i could delete them. the first place i started was the "temp" folder. In it, among other things, i found a massive(5.7gb) file called "base.wim". its format is not recognized by vista, so i couldnt open it.
my question is: should i have not deleted base.wim ?
i have not noticed any glitches, ect. my reasoning is/was that its a temporary file, so it shouldnt be a big deal. Am i right? its still in th recycle bin, so i can put it back. but if i dont need it, i would like to rid my cramped HDD of it.
any insight would kick ass.
|07-03-2007, 07:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
its likely a setup file that windows forgot to delete or the like. its ok to delete.
|07-04-2007, 06:35 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2006
If you don't use hibernation, then turn it off to save yourself the 2GB that is allocated for hiberfil.sys.
Turn off system restore if it is on, Unless you think your going to need it.
Go ahead and delete the BASE.WIM file, if it's in the C:\temp directory then it's probably some setup file that Windows forgot to delete after install.
But i Bet i can Guess your Using a HP Laptop?
Or a Laptop At That?
Its a Very Common Problem with Vista Installed on Laptops.
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