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DISM Source files could not befound when trying to restore

  1. #21


    Posts : 36
    Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Solution to dism problem


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  2. #22


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 enterprise


    I'm having the same issue in Win 10- couldn't get the recommended solution to work either.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 36
    Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    boe - strongly suggest you go carefully through the entire Ten Forum thread at Solved Unable to repair Windows10 using SFC/DISM or in-place upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    because I made mistakes with it until I finally got it right.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 enterprise


    Thanks for your help! - for me the way was to mount the iso - e.g. F: drive then run this command
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:F:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Then run sfc /scannow to fix stragglers.
    Now it shows as clean. Hasn't fixed my slow printers and devices opening but at least I know my system is clean.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    I'm still getting a source file error after changing group policy I only went by the picture you posted just wondering if there are more detailed instructions
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I also have dism set to get stuff from Windows Update---

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  6. #26


    Posts : 41
    Win7x64 Ult + Win 8.1 Pro


    Interesting bit of Hack, had no idea about something like this. I might need to try something like this or one of the following solutions for my Win 8.1 whose SFC/ DISM will not work - "stuck at 23%"

    Solution Set 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I also have dism set to get stuff from Windows Update---

    Attachment 55439
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    The master speaks. I sure feel stupid sometimes, was not aware of that setting. Thank you once again.
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Well, your first suggestion worked. Dang you deserve a rep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Brink should add this one to his DISM tutorial: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Quote Originally Posted by caggie77 View Post
    I performed the two recommended operations above. The first competed successfully, but the second did not. The message, " The restore operation failed. Either the repair source was not found or the component store cannot be repaired" Error: 0x800f081f, DISM failed. No operation was performed." Any suggestions?
    Solutions Set 2:

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    This program will run System File Checker ( SFC ) and DISM to repair an online Windows image
    and will look for the setup media to use as a repair source

    Step 1: Download and Extract > RESTOREHEALTH v2.ZIP
    Step 2: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
    Step 3: Right Click on RESTOREHEALTH v2.CMD and Run as Administrator

    You can download Windows 8.1 Setup Media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    This program was tested using the created Setup Media as the source for the repair files.
    Solution Set 3:

    Quote Originally Posted by glnz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glnz View Post
    boe - strongly suggest you go carefully through the entire Ten Forum thread at Solved Unable to repair Windows10 using SFC/DISM or in-place upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    because I made mistakes with it until I finally got it right.
    Solution Set 4:

    Quote Originally Posted by boe View Post
    Thanks for your help! - for me the way was to mount the iso - e.g. F: drive then run this command
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:F:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Then run sfc /scannow to fix stragglers.
    Now it shows as clean. Hasn't fixed my slow printers and devices opening but at least I know my system is clean.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #27


    Posts : 1
    windows 7 64 bit


    Cant solve... how to find this setting in windows 7
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