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Microsoft puts the squeeze on Windows to shoehorn it into 16GB devices

Gregg Keizer | April 15, 2014
Decade-old WIM frees up more space for apps, user content on low-cost devices.

While Microsoft clearly expects that the WIMBoot concept will be used primarily by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) that design, assemble and sell smaller Windows-powered tablets, enterprises can also use the technology to create compressed OS images for deployment on their own hardware.

In his Thursday blog, Niehaus pointed to several places on Microsoft's website where customers can find documentation about WIM and WIMBoot.


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