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  1. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    Thanks! I really like the tool it's very neat. But I think my machine is messed up. It's just been sitting blinking for 40 minutes with nothing happening on the "ScanHealth" option, number 1...... Is that normal? I've got to leave the computer in a while.
  2. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    Thanks! That's a neat tool. I'm running it now. But it's been over 30 minutes for ScanHealth - Option 1. Does that mean it's hung? Most things I've tried with DISM so far has either hung or said it can't find the source files, so I'm not feeling optimistic.
  3. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    Thanks for explaining the situation with Windows 10 KYHI. I didn't know that. I have a gazillion programs installed. Lots of tweaks, scripts and other things. And what about the Registry? It migrates that too, doesn't it? Otherwise the programs couldn't run right......? But given that I...
  4. martienne

    How to know for sure what Windows version I have.

    I'm using an "old" gaming PC that originally belonged to someone else but that is nagging about upgrading to Windows 10. I want to get this done before the cutoff for free license and use it for multimedia since it has some great multimedia programs installed already. However he has messed...
  5. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    Help - I can't get DISM to work.... I'm posting my log in case somebody could take pity on me and take a look to see what's happening. The message in the DOS prompt is that that it can't find the files - even though I'm pointing to exactly where the files are. I was thinking that I had the...
  6. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    It's not useless since I'm having trouble in Windows 10 after upgrade - most likely caused by issues in the image I upgrade from. Does anyone actually know the answer to the questions?
  7. martienne

    Time to complete DISM and matching installation source

    I am trying to complete DISM on my Windows 8.1 installation to get it into tiptop shape before upgrading to Win 10. But despite trying countless times I haven't succeeded. My questions are: How long is the sort of upper limit of waiting for DISM to complete? It's been at 40% all night...
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    SFC /scannow can't fix all problems and DISM hangs at 40%

    I'm not getting anywhere with this. I've managed to resolve SFC s reported problems before, but this time it seems beyond help. It's not causing any actual problems though.
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    SFC /scannow can't fix all problems and DISM hangs at 40%

    I decided to reboot in Safe Mode and got a bit further. No joy with option 2 or 3 from the program. Getting error message about not finding the files that are needed.I don't seem to be able to attach a file so posting the log here:2016-07-01 15:47:55, Info CBS TI: --- Initializing Trusted I -...
  10. martienne

    SFC /scannow can't fix all problems and DISM hangs at 40%

    It's been 25 minutes now, so well over the 5-10 that the tool mentions. But it's still sitting there..... This machine has a large number of hard drives could that be anything to do with it? The Windows installation is normal on the C drive though. Edit - Its been sitting there doing whatever...
  11. martienne

    SFC /scannow can't fix all problems and DISM hangs at 40%

    Ok, doing it now! :) From the instructions you linked to, I wasn't able to find the Unblock option - i.e. "Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock" Do you think this is a problem? I usually remove all types of user restrictions so depending on what this...
  12. martienne

    SFC /scannow can't fix all problems and DISM hangs at 40%

    SFC /Scannow can't fix all the errors on my Windows 8.1 installation. I repeated SFC several times as I know it sometimes needs multiple execulations to solve all problems. But no luck. I've tried running Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth which is a fix for the first problem. But that...
  13. martienne

    "Change the background colour of start" does not open

    There is a fix you can do with the metro interface. Search and you'll find it. I don't remember anymore. But this was solvable. Just took some time searching for the solution and I almost never use Metro so am not familiar in it
  14. martienne

    "Change the background colour of start" does not open

    Strange behaviour in Search function in Windows 8.1 Metro Metro is not functioning as expected on one of two machines that have the same cloned disk. It's very surprising. Original machine = Desktop Asus: Does not work Laptop = Laptop Asus i5 - C drive is a clone of the above: Works The problem...
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    How long is the free Windows 10 upgrade available for?

    I guess that the activation will expire if, for example I change motherboard or hard disk, correct?