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      • #2348630
        Deanna McElveen
        AskWoody_MVP

        Best Utilities By Deanna McElveen It’s the little things that make me happy. Little electric bills, little chocolates, and little utilities. DISM_GUI
        [See the full post at: Freeware Spotlight — DISM_GUI]

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      • #2348647
        BATcher
        AskWoody_MVP

        Deanna: given the complications of which you speak with the supplied software in the .7z (7-Zip) file format, have you ever thought about providing the installation as a .ZIP file, which Windows could open natively?

        Although this may be a question for the original author…

        BATcher

        Ascetics go without, mystics go within.

      • #2348650
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Highlighted this a few weeks back in the askwoody tools section great little portable app.


        @Batcher
        , converting the .7z file to a .zip will create different checksums and create an avenue for hackers. Better to stick to what the original author provides, as I noted.

        NOTE: The download file is in .7z format

        Remember to AV check and verify the hash files provided prior to running using you preferred checksum utility. (uppercase hash)

        The fact that this isn’t even mentioned in this newsletter article as a security/validity check, is not my idea of a good computing practice to follow. YMMV

        Validity/security checksums are available over on: https://www.paehl.de/dism-gui

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
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      • #2348652
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is the DISM++ valuable tool also? Its a GUI tool for DISM as well.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        • #2348657
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          DISM++ Depends on what you want to do, it’s a deep delving all-in-one powerful advanced tool.
          Works well here on Win7/ 8.1 and has done for a few years now.
          Although some script commandlets don’t work as intended for newer versions of W10, probably down to MSFT changing things to ‘protect’ their OS.
          IOW, DISM++ needs updating for newer versions of W10.

          DISM_GUI is a shortcut interface click’n’go program containing commandlets instead of typing them in to PS or Cmd Prompt.

          W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
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          • #2348659
            doriel
            AskWoody Lounger

            I played with DISM++ tool in the past and I noticed, that it has enormous ammount of possibilities, I hardly knew about lot of them. So it was like using Lamborghini to go shopping. Ill definatelly have a look at DISM_GUI.

            Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

            HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

            • #2348669
              Alex5723
              AskWoody Plus

              DISM++ needs updating for newer versions of W10

              Won’t happen.

              Dism++: Switch to maintenance mode

              A short note about the software tool Dism ++. It looks like this tool won’t be developed further – the developer wants to concentrate on the maintenance of the basic library. In other words, the project switches to maintenance mode. But another developer has spun off a new project.

              But Deskmodder mentions that another developer, MouriNaruto, wants to continue the project under a different name. The name of the project is “Nit – A Windows Image Tweaker based on DismCore”. The project has already started on GitHub. The new tool should be based on the core of DISM++, because MouriNaruto has the permission of the original developer.

              The ‘Nit’ project doesn’t seem to go farward for the last 16 months.

              DISM++ was developed by Chinese developer.

              • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Alex5723.
              • #2348688
                doriel
                AskWoody Lounger

                Microfix wrote:

                Although some script commandlets don’t work as intended for newer versions of W10, probably down to MSFT changing things to ‘protect’ their OS.
                IOW, DISM++ needs updating for newer versions of W10.

                I agree, Its hard to find some solid troubleshooting tool, when Windows changes so frequently. Thats why Im mostly sceptical about these tools, I think they could break something, because its not how it was when the tool was released. I prefer commandline or powershell.
                But DISM_GUI looks so basic, so it could be foolproof.

                But can it survive constant Windows changes? Some similar tools are outdated quickly, as we agreed here.

                Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

                HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      • #2348654
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Is the DISM++ valuable tool also?

        It is a real neat utility.

      • #2348680
        Deanna McElveen
        AskWoody_MVP

        Microfix is correct. This is just a way to use the Microsoft’s DISM commands without typing them. It’s doesn’t stray from those basic commands like DISM++ does.

        Alex5723, you really had me excited about Nit. I hope they move forward with it.

        Deanna

        OlderGeeks.com

         

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        • #2350201
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          Alex5723, you really had me excited about Nit

          yeah, your avatar expression shows it. Nevemind, alex5723 will come up with something else, probably ‘portable’ too so you can add to your collection 🙂

          W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
      • #2348781
        chasrome
        AskWoody Plus

        Too bad.  Extracted with 7zip and flash and gone nothing more.  Sounded good though.

      • #2348851
        rd23
        AskWoody Plus

        How does this relate to the one described in “DISM GUI is a graphical interface for the DISM Command Line Utility” at the Windows Club?

        (My intitial post was blocked as spam, so I retried with less detail.)

         

         

         

      • #2348857
        paulp575
        AskWoody Plus

        Does this work with Win 7 (yes, I know about Win 7 support has ended and I should upgrade; working on that).

        • #2348899
          b
          AskWoody MVP

          No, Windows 7 doesn’t have all the same DISM options as Windows 10.

      • #2348874
        rd23
        AskWoody Plus

        What I was trying to clarify, but ran afoul of the spam filter, is that the Windows Club article had a link to C o d e P l e x, which has a link to “DISM GUI moved to GitHub” on “Mike C’s Tech Blog” so we should clarify if we are talking about the ancient “mikecel79” program, or the “DISM_GUI by Dirk Paehl” the newsletter is talking about.

         

        • #2348886
          paulp575
          AskWoody Plus

          When I clicked on the link the software came up. When I clicked on the author’s home page (or website?), it opened “DISM_GUI by Dirk Paehl” so I think the newsletter is referring to the newest version.

      • #2350189
        17Soldiers
        AskWoody Plus

        Deanna
        I downloaded DISM_GUI unzipped it and clicked on it and it opened up but when I click on any of the first 7 buttons a cmd window opens with just a cursor flashing, no text, and then it closes.
        I even went to the original website and grabbed a copy from there but still no joy.
        Has anyone else had this problem?

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