Windows 10: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image
Step 6 and Step 7 is to be able to have DISM use the image from a clean ISO file to repair the component store with instead when you are not able to use the Windows image from step 5 if corrupted.
However, many have not been able to get past the Error: 0x800f081f without having to clean install Windows.
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Thanks for a quick reply
does this mean that the "Return to Windows 8.1" is then a viable/better option??
or is this too going to give me lots of problems (or not possible due to this problem)? (= scared of starting this if I only lose things, only have more problems, driver issues, or can't get back to W10 re-install, etc.)
I did also make a AOMEI Backuper system backup (windows 8.1) the day before I upgraded - can i restore this ? or is it better to use the Return to Windows 8.1 option 0 or are non of these an option?? (sorry my knowledge is too limited)
You could try going back to 8.1, and upgrading to 10 again if you like. A clean install will give you better results though.
Okay there is another option - (sorry I edited my last Post too late before you answered)
I have a AOMEI Backuper system backup (windows 8.1) made the day before I upgraded - can i restore this ? (never done this before but...!)
Then I would start all over again wouldn't I (with a clean upgrade)?
(Don't feel easy with the doing clean install = a clean install means installing the system completely new without being able to keep everything on my computer = or?)
Sure, you could do that as well. As long as you get back to an activated 8.1, you'll be able to upgrade to the free 10.
Okay Brink, I want to really thank you for your time and help.
Not quite sure what I should do for the best - wish I did not have to do anything, but I do - not sure either why an AOMEI Backuper system backup (windows 8.1) restore would not give me an activated Windows 8.1, it is a backup of how my system was - and it seems like the best solution for a computer dummy like me (bit worried the Windows 10 Restore option might not work properly - and the clean install sounds too complicated for my expertise)
any way thanks a lot - really appreciate it
Even doing a clean install of Windows 10 gives corrupt files. Dism seems useless in Windows 10 or in it's current build. I've tried all suggested steps and doing a clean install as a last resort and still get Error: 0x800f081f.
So if the official ISO and upgrade from Microsoft is corrupted, how would someone fix this issue? The reason for me using Dism was because I was getting errors using Windows image backup and powershell giving errors, not sure if there's any other issues.
To be honest I am not quite sure what is meant by “clean install” – so when you do a normal upgrade from Windows 8.1 (or Windows 7 etc) is this a “clean install”? or is a “clean install” only when you install on a totally clean (formatted) drive (like having a new computer with no system on it)?
I had three computers to upgrade: a Windows 8.1 Desktop (where I now get the 0x800f081f), my sons Desktop Windows 7, and a small Medion 29,5 cm Notebook with Windows 8.1
After finding the problem with my Windows 8.1 Desktop I ran scans on the other two - Result:
My sons Windows 7 Desktop = found no problems at all
Medion 29,5 cm Windows 8.1 Notebook = Problem (corrupt files that could not be repaired) = but = Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth = solved the problem = two further scans have not shown any problem returning
So not sure what I can make of this? I wonder if the upgrade can be corrupted when at least one computer has no problem – but why do two others have corrupted file problems – and why does one of these let itself be repaired – and the other one not ??????
At the moment I’m still stuck (afraid to make things worse, get even bigger problems or lose things) in deciding the solution/next step: Above LittleJay says “...so I restored a W7 image and it is still activated...” and since I had made the AOMEI Backuper system backup (windows 8.1) I will probably try to get over my fear and try restoring this....and hope for the best!
Has anybody used the Windows 10 default one month “Go back to Windows 8/8.1/7” option? Results?
EDIT: Just thought of something (probably nothing but will mention it)!
The Windows 7 computer was a pure original Windows 7 install
The other two are both updates/upgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 ( and both still have a factory Windows 8 restore installed)? (but still would not explain why one lets itself be repaired and the other gets 0x800f081f)
Correct. A clean install is when you wipe the drive to be unallocated, then select the unallocated drive to install Windows to.
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