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Base.WIM Files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kelseyferl, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. kelseyferl

    kelseyferl Thread Starter

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    C:\Preload contains 30 Base.WIM files and from searching around I've found that they contain a copy of Windows 7. I've followed a few base guides for Windows AIK tool and am quite lost at the moment.

    Thing is I've already got a Win7 x64 disc. So is there any point for these files to exist on my hard drive? Or is it safe to delete them off? Its 2.66gb and I don't personally see much need in keeping it around but figured better safe to ask first.

    Thanks much in advanced. :)
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    It could be part of some restore feature, what make and model PC is it?

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  3. kelseyferl

    kelseyferl Thread Starter

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    Hp dv4-1543sb with Win7 x64 Home Premium
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    That is part of the HP factory restore feature, leave them.

    Have you made your HP Recovery media yet, I suggest doing so.
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  5. kelseyferl

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    I would've figured them putting that on the RECOVERY partition would've been a smarter idea, but tbh I've no clue. :p

    I don't think I've burnt any recovery CDs/DVD, and it did ask me about it once and now the option is buried in their worthless bloatware. They really need to stop installing all this worthless software on PCs.

    Short of not having any of the "necessary" drivers...is there really any point to the recovery media? Especially considering I've already got Win7 on DVD? I could really give two shakes about the HP software that it comes with.
     
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