Windows 10: Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
What you should do now, is make a complete image backup using a good program like Macrium Reflect, on a 2nd drive, or if you have an external drive, place it there. (external drive is always best choice) If more people would make regular image backups on there Windows OS when it IS running with no problems, it would save them a lot of trouble shooting trying to find out what they did to mess up there computer. Macrium Reflect Free
Once you have made your image backup, then I would do the upgrade to the Windows Anniversary Update, which has had two update fixes since the major update. ( Anniversary Update). All you need to update to the latest Windows 10 is this ISO located here.
Windows 10 ISO
After installing, 1607 successfully, then run a quick check for updates just to make sure you are completely updated.
Forgot to mention, the Opencl.dll error has been fixed with the Windows Anniversary Update. This problem no longer exists.
@bilateral - to everything Mike said. Can't stress enough to get a good backup done. You should be offered the Anniversary Update thru Windows Updates. If not, follow Mike's instructions for downloading it. After you download the ISO, as Mike stated, go to Step 4 of this tutorial. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
A few more updates to get you current, and you should be all up to date.
@OldMike and Tomcat,
Yes, it is certainly time for making an image. I did one before updating from 7, and I also copied the whole drive to another hard drive. Then, as usual, I got busy, but I've also not felt confident enough in my Win 10 installation to image it. (Didn't upgrade till July.) I've tried Macrium, but more often I use Paragon HD Manager or AOMEI. AOMEI Backup is nice because the interface is so simple--just wondering about reliability. So far, I have always used these booting off a disk or flash drive. I'm trying to decide which to use as a regular installed backup program.
Anyway, I did read that the Opencl.dll error has been fixed. I'll check on one of those threads about which driver folks are using successfully. Right now my display is more stable than it has been in quite a while. That's interesting, because everyone seems to have wanted to use the Nvidia driver install, but the one MS left me with in Ver. 1511 after the SFC repair seems to be working best at this point.
Last thing--on the version 1607, I did already download that ISO, and put it on a DVD. Tomcat is suggesting an in-place upgrade, and I am wondering if I am better off doing that or going with the Anniversary update process, which I can do by going here without waiting for MS to decide to update me--I presume using this link will use Windows Update and not leave a Windows.OLD folder on my drive:
Get the Anniversary Update now
You don't put the ISO on a DVD unless you are doing a clean install only!!! To upgrade to current version all you need to do is mount that ISO from your Hard Drive on Windows. Not on any DVD or USB stick. Then after mounting the iso, click on the setup.exe file, and follow the prompts. Pic below...
You can do the repair install method also. But you still need to keep the ISO on your hard drive, not on any DVD or USB stick.
Of course if you want to do a clean install of your Windows 10, then you can run it from your DVD, and all your personal programs and information will be deleted doing a clean install. That of course is your choice.
Okay, but if I do it from the ISO on my hard drive, isn't it necessary that the ISO be on a different partition than the C: drive that has windows on it? Particularly if it is an in-place upgrade--but it sounds like it will update rather than upgrade.... (And I understand that, even if the ISO is on a different partition under Windows, once it is mounted, it is going to have its own drive letter.)
No ....it will boot 2 or 3 times from your C drive just fine. Done this many, many times. Yes once its mounted, it will make its own drive letter.
I added this edit before, but you replied too quickly to see it:
NOTE: I see that you said "still need to keep the ISO on your hard drive." I'm not understanding why that is a "need".
If you want a clean install then run it from your DVD. If you want to Upgrade your OS to the latest build, then mount it from your hard drive. The ISO knows where its running from.
A repair install or an upgrade can only be done from the iso mounted on your hard drive, period. A clean install HAS to be from a DVD or USB stick ...period. Those are your choices.
Okay, interesting. I thought if the computer reboots, the ISO is dismounted. You are saying in this case, Windows will know to remount it if needed.
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