Dism is unable to repair system files Solved

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    Back again. The inplace upgrade attempts generated this error:
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    A while later, after a reboot, I got this:

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    The SetupDiag results confirm that Windows now thinks it is installed in a Windows to Go workspace. See below:
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    I have used this system to create W2Go drives and also XPE drives as well as creating them on other systems. This is the only system that now thinks it's portable though. Any thoughts on what to do next?

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    Here is a screen shot of the actual SetupDiag output in the Command box:

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  2. Posts : 25,055
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #12

    The Windows2go I've not yet used as this feature is part of enterprise and education versions.
    It may be part of some pro versions per Wikipedia.
    Maybe dalchina or others have used the operating system and can comment?
    Windows To Go feature overview (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs

    When do you need to use Windows2go?

    If you are using backup images you can try some trial and error steps.
    Also make a new restore point.
    This one involves making changes in the registry.

    Disable Windows To Go Workspace - Microsoft Community


    In case you cannot upgrade to 1903 Microsoft provides free support for upgrade failures.
    (windows home and pro) (don't know about enterprise and education)
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  3.    #13

    Garyw said: View Post
    You're right of course. Thanks. I've been working with extracted wims on a few projects and forgot I had to be more specific with the thumb drive and the iso. I reran DISM as suggested but still no joy. Thanks for the correct format though. I've already revised my crib sheets.
    I have also found that at times DISM Repair will fail if the source WIM or ESD file is too compressed. You can Export the WIM or ESD file matching Windows Edition Index to a less-compressed WIM file, or Apply the Index to an uncompressed folder (creating a Windows image there). Then you can point to the Windows image folder using the /Source switch in DISM.

    You can also share (on your LAN) another Computer's \Windows folder and point to that Network share as the Source location.

    A third option that sometimes succeeds is to run DISM offline, by first booting from Windows install media on USB. Sometimes DISM can repair Windows files better when they are not in use. The syntax varies a bit, but you can usually figure this out by using DISM /Image:C:\ /? to get all of the syntax right. Often you need to create a disk folder for temp use, as offline Windows RE does not have enough space on its RAM disk for processing all DISM commands (e.g. /ScratchDir:C:\Scratch).
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  4.    #14

    Garyw said: View Post
    Back again. The inplace upgrade attempts generated this error:
    A while later, after a reboot, I got this:

    The SetupDiag results confirm that Windows now thinks it is installed in a Windows to Go workspace. See below:

    I have used this system to create W2Go drives and also XPE drives as well as creating them on other systems. This is the only system that now thinks it's portable though. Any thoughts on what to do next?
    Here is a screen shot of the actual SetupDiag output in the Command box:
    I searched for this and found this thread with a solution: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e026818?page=2

    Open regedit.exe
    • Browse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
    • Delete this value: PortableOperatingSystem
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  5.    #15

    Thanks to everyone's invaluable help, the problems are solved. I deleted the "PortableOperatingSystem" key in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control". I was then able to do an in-place upgrade repair, which fixed windows update. KB4493509 is now installed. I will mark this thread as solved.
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  6. Posts : 25,055
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #16

    Glad to see it sorted.

    Please comment on the use of windows2go (pro and con).
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  7.    #17

    zbook said: View Post
    Glad to see it sorted.

    Please comment on the use of windows2go (pro and con).
    I started playing around with W2Go because it looked interesting. After a fair amount of experimenting, Iíve decided that the best approach is to build them from scratch using extracted install.wim files with DISM and BCD. I prefer to use a 2.5Ē SSD of around 100 GB in an external USB3 case. I have never found a thumb drive that performed satisfactorily.

    I use W2Go mainly when Iím going to work on a strange computer It allows me to run anti-virus and malware scans on the host system prior to starting Windows on the host. Once Iím satisfied that the strange computer is clean, I usually donít need the W2Go drive.

    Pros
    Once the W2Go drive is set up, itís easier to add software to than it is with a WinPE drive. Also, I donít have to bother installing and then removing software on the strange computer. It will run on most any system that I have encountered, even ďold and slowĒ. I also keep all of my portable repair tools on the W2Go drive. I can then use it as an external drive, with all of my tools in one spot.

    Cons
    The biggest problem is that you have to run the W2Go on the original system that it was created on periodically. This is to reactivate the W2Go system. The W2Go system will update Quality Updates and Definition Updates, but not Feature updates. Another issue is booting on a strange system. You often have modify the bios settings on the host.
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  8. Posts : 25,055
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #18

    An alternative is to use flash drives to scan for malware?
    And flash drives for any other software tests?
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  9.    #19

    Agreed. I have a drawer full. Including Linux based live cd virus checkers, portable apps, Windows and Linux installs, several WinPE disks with rescue suites and more.... and more. What I could never find was a malware bytes type of program that didn't have to be installed. Installing that type of program on W2Go solves the problem.
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