Windows 10: Migration vs Clone to New PC

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  1.    12 Nov 2016 #51

    Hi,

    just one subfolder - BIN, not two as you said
    I wrote two folders, not two subfolders. Never mind.

    So the install.esd from the other mounted iso is copied into there - that's the root?
    Correct. Now you can right click on ISO to ESD.cmd, run as administrator and the menu shell will launch. Choose option 1 from the menu.

    Cheers,
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    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       13 Nov 2016 #52

    I tried to decipher your instructions as best I could and went ahead with that location being the root. I ran the ESDtoISO.cmd as you said to and it started a mass scrolling of items for several minutes and what looks like a hidden subfolder named ISOFOLDER was created. There are 9 items in that folder after the scrolling completed. Windows.iso is now gone from C: , which is where it was when I was mounting it, although I still have it in the folder where it was originally downloaded to and id also in C:\Source folder. Also in the C:\Source folder is install.wim which has a date and time that seems to be the same as when I ran the ESDtoISO.cmd. I then ran ImageHealth.cmd and got the same failed results as last time.

    Although I don't understand what the ESDtoISO is or does, it seems the desired result did happen. The ImageHealth tool is supposed to do the fixes. I don't get how ESDtoISO and ImageHealth work together but if I need to copy something ESDtoISO created into ImageHealth or Source somewhere so it will work right, what do I need to do next. Please be specific and clear.
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  3.    13 Nov 2016 #53

    Hi,

    I ran the ESDtoISO.cmd as you said to and it started a mass scrolling of items for several minutes and what looks like a hidden subfolder named ISOFOLDER was created. There are 9 items in that folder after the scrolling completed. Windows.iso is now gone from C: , which is where it was when I was mounting it, although I still have it in the folder where it was originally downloaded to and id also in C:\Source folder.
    It didn't work as expected and that's entirely my fault, sorry for that. I had completely forgotten that ESD to ISO won't work when using an .esd file pulled from an ISO file created with W10 Media Creation tool.

    You now have a massive amount of files in that ISO folder but no ISO file.

    If you still have install.wim in your "Sources" folder then use NavyLCDR's instructions and change the path to the "Sources" folder so it's the same as yours. I.e. C:\Sources.
    DISM should the run correctly and restore your damaged system files.

    Cheers,
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  4.    13 Nov 2016 #54

    I highly recommend that @BretMan delete all the extra crap he has scattered all over his hard drive now, go back to simple basics, download the official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft, mount it, and use the install.wim file in the mounted ISO file. This is getting ridiculously out of hand quickly. Bretman probably has 20 GB of extra files by now.
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    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       13 Nov 2016 #55

    Thanks NavyLCDR. I started following your instructions as of this morning. I too was thinking I had a lot of crap I needed to delete after the needed fixes are done, not that the ones I was following won't eventually work I just haven't gotten matching step-by-step instructions so I keep coming back for explanations of every blip to check on so I don't make things worse.

    Windows 10 iso from the link you provided is finally downloaded now. I will follow your instructions but I see it's for v1607 and I'm still running v1511. I also see it's a larger file, maybe because it also includes the needed install.wim which the other windows.iso I have did not come with? Does it matter and if so what do you recommend?
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  6.    13 Nov 2016 #56

    I would go ahead and mount the ISO file and run the command. If it fails because it is the wrong version, I can show you how to download the v1511 ISO file. Keep the version 1607 ISO file - if we get the current Windows 10 install fixed, you can use it to upgrade to v1607.

    Here is a link to 64-bit English Windows 10 v1511. It is only good for 24 hours starting about 2:35 Pacific Time:

    https://software-download.microsoft....d99628eb3611b5
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  7.    13 Nov 2016 #57

    Hi,

    Why not online upgrade to 1607 ? That should take of a lot of problems already.

    Cheers,
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  8.    13 Nov 2016 #58

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Why not online upgrade to 1607 ?
    Because he already has the ISO file downloaded. So why, basically, download the exact same thing again?
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  9.    14 Nov 2016 #59

    Hi,

    TS only has to mount his downloaded ISO and run setup from within Windows.

    Cheers,
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  10.    14 Nov 2016 #60

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    TS only has to mount his downloaded ISO and run setup from within Windows.

    Cheers,
    Correct. But that would be an offline upgrade. An online upgrade, to me, would be to go to the Windows 10 software website and click the "Upgrade Now" button - which would just, basically, download what he has already.
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