Windows 10: Source to use for DISM on Windows 10

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  1.    11 Sep 2015 #1

    Source to use for DISM on Windows 10


    I have a Lenovo W530 laptop, that started with Windows 7 Pro, then got upgraded to Windows 8, then 8.1, and now 10 Pro.

    I have the factory setup disks for only 7 and 8.

    I ran DISM and it says the source files could not be found. From a similar problem several months ago, I sort of know how to work with DISM, but if it is looking for Windows 10 files, where would I point DISM ?

    My next step is to use the log files, and attempt to find which files are corrupted.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       11 Sep 2015 #2

    you can download windows 8.1 setup media > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media

    you can download windows 10 setup media > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

    you can download windows 10 setup media ISO > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
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  3.    11 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks for the quick reply. One option is to take your third suggestion, burn that to a DVD, point DISM to the DVD, and run it.

    Can I somehow just point DISM at a Microsoft.com location and run it that way? That would be a simpler way, if I didn't have a windows DVD available.

    Just to confirm, DISM is only looking for Microsoft files, not manufacturer files (in my case, Lenovo), right?
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  4.    11 Sep 2015 #4

    Mount the Windows 10 ISO and copy the big 3+ gb install.wim file from the Sources directory. Some people make a separate partition for this. Then point DISM to the install.wim file:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

    Replace the portion in red with the path to where you copy install.wim to.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 17 Sep 2015 at 11:23.
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  5.    11 Sep 2015 #5

    I think I'm missing something.
    Download the ISO - fine.
    Burn a DVD - fine.

    But I don't understand what I am to copy - don't I just point DISM to the DVD ?
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  6.    11 Sep 2015 #6

    MikeLenovo530 said: View Post
    I think I'm missing something.
    Download the ISO - fine.
    Burn a DVD - fine.

    But I don't understand what I am to copy - don't I just point DISM to the DVD ?
    In a previous post you asked, "Can I somehow just point DISM at a Microsoft.com location and run it that way? That would be a simpler way, if I didn't have a windows DVD available. "

    The source DISM uses is the install.wim file. You now have that install.wim file on the DVD you created in the sources directory of that DVD. You can point DISM to install.wim on the DVD - OR - you can copy that install.wim file to wherever you want and point DISM to wherever you copy it. If you want it to be available without having the DVD then copy install.wim to your computer somewhere and point DISM to where it is at on your computer. If you have an external hard drive you use for backups then copy the install.wim file to the external hard drive and point DISM to that.

    As far as I know, there is no location on a Microsoft website that you can point DISM to.
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  7.    13 Sep 2015 #7

    I created the DVD, am traveling now, and will try it out later today.

    I tried to find out the specific problem, as I went through the log file, but couldn't find it while searching for "corrupt". Is there a web link that explains how to analyze the log file?
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  8.    17 Sep 2015 #8

    Small typo?


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Mount the Windows 10 ISO and copy the big 3+ gb install.wim file from the Sources directory. Some people make a separate partition for this. Then point DISM to the install.wim file:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitacess

    Replace the portion in red with the path to where you copy install.wim to.
    I think the last parameter should be /limitaccess with 2 letters c
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #9

    ColinPM said: View Post
    I think the last parameter should be /limitaccess with 2 letters c
    Umm. yep, probably :-) Thank you!
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  10.    17 Sep 2015 #10

    I have the DVD with me, but haven't had a chance to do this yet. Maybe tomorrow.

    I assume I have to do the "scanhealth" before doing "restorehealth", right?
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