Windows 10: Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:K:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:K:\Sources\Install.esd:1 /limitaccess
And plugging in 4 GB USB Flash Stick with downloaded Windows 10 Home (and with Windows 10 Home running) did not automatically start a (repair) (second) Upgrade as you described LittleJay!
So either I did something wrong - settings are wrong - or this is not going to work for me?
So I hope Xercaium can tell me how he managed to get a repair-install done?
A repair install is an in-place upgrade to the same edition of Windows that you currently have installed.
Sorry...but here I am again..... still trying to find a solution
AND I have found out a couple of interesting things...which I need help with..
This scan/DISM problem thing referred to updates...and I have just noticed the following:
According to W10 Update History = update KB3074683 keeps trying to install but keeps failing (also today = but if I run manual update I am told there are no updates!)
Also KB3074683 is not in the list of updates – other than as 5x Failure (starting on 2Aug2015)!
BUT if I click on “Uninstall Updates” I see KB3074683 listed and was installed on 29July15
So this I find very weird?
windows fails to install KB3074683 errorcode 0x80070003
several people have this problem and it would seem to have to do with something in registry (Page 2: Mikhail Simintsov replied on August 1, 2015 / BoFiS replied on August 1, 2015 / 五更瑠璃 replied on August 2, 2015 / CRCarlos Reyes García replied on August 4, 2015) = something to do with: UpdatusUser or SID (ghost accounts) Intel...?
Windows 10 Updates fails to install even after multiple attempts.
but it is all a little above my head - not easy at all
not quite sure I follow your reply = are you saying I can use the 4GB Flash Stick downloaded Windows 10 = to install W10 once again (and not end up losing everything and/or having to pay for this new update) = and that if I just click on the
"setup" and this is an in-place upgrade (= retaining all my data and still the free version upgrade) = that I can go ahead and do this without any problems ?
And this will also resolve the problems (or will I need to do something in registry first? to avoid getting the same problem once again)
You'll basically just be doing an upgrade installation in your current Windows 10 to Windows 10 again.
Yes, just like using step 6 in the tutorial on the first page.
@xyz Sorry, I didn't see your reply. Seems Brink got you covered. Hope the repair-install works. I also ran SFC /scannow after the repair-install was done.
This is getting crazier by the minute!
This can only happen with MS!
I finally plucked up the courage to click on the Downloaded Flash install W10
= the install started
= got to the bit about accepting licence ...blah blah
= then came the Window to choose what I wanted to keep = 3 options
But Option 1 = was not an Option = I wasn’t allowed to select this (keep files and apps)
Leaving me with 2x options = (2) keep only files = (3) keep nothing
Reason: I was installing a language different to that installed!!!!!!
I broke off the install
The UK version was selected for Flash download (I think – getting more confused by the minute)
The installed W10 was UK (I think)
But now I think about it - this was originally a Factory installed Windows 8 Computer – obviously a German language install – I changed to English (language Pack) and used that always, then it was upgraded to Windows 8.1..........And with W10 I didn’t think about this I just chose English (UK?) to install...but now it tells me the installed and downloaded are not the same (did I download or install US by mistake? – almost sure I didn’t – so it can only be the original German language install that is the problem)...but to be honest I don’t understand what is going on at all
So now I am downloading a Flash German version W10 – try that!
I also found that I still had the windows.old file still there – which I thought must have been accidentally deleted - but the “Recovery” file in it is showing empty!
This is a nightmare!
Last edited by xyz; 05 Aug 2015 at 04:46.
Yeah, you'll need to upgrade using the same edition, version, and language as what is installed to hopefully have the "Keep everything" option.
Last edited by xyz; 05 Aug 2015 at 11:06.
Great news xyz.
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