Please enable Javascript, because you won’t see all of the content. Windows Image Boot (WIMBoot) allows you to run Windows from a compressed Windows image file (WIM file) which significantly reduces the amount of space used by Windows. WIMBoot takes Windows 8.1 down to just a 3-GB installation! It seems that Windows gets bigger with every release. This hasn’t been an issue with most devices because storage is so incredibly cheap. Certain devices could benefit from more storage, though. Getting more storage can involve cloud-based solutions and creative tweaks to the OS. Windows 8.1 Update brought a new method by modifying the deployment procedure. This installation is called WIMBoot. What is WIMBoot and why should I care? A normal Windows 8.1 install, fully patched, comes in just shy…

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Reduce disk space used by Windows with WIMBoot

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