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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      In the post Windows 7 era – if you are now dealing with Windows 10 there’s different ways to deal with issues. G. Winston Natoli shared this recap of
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      PaulK
      AskWoody Lounger

      “DISM is not available in Windows 7 and earlier.”
      Well, it is on my Win 7 SP 1; it requires an elevated prompt.
      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Win 10 version is new and improved.

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      Graham
      AskWoody Lounger

      “DISM is not available in Windows 7 and earlier.”
      Well, it is on my Win 7 SP 1; it requires an elevated prompt.
      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Win 10 version is new and improved.

      It would have been more accurate to say that DISM in Windows 7 does not have these repair options.

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      anonymous

      In the Win 1o world, a good monthly procedure is that after one successful reboot after applying the monthly core Win 10 update, to do cleanups by (1) using DISM to do a thorough cleanup of the SxS component store by a Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase command, and (2) using the external PatchCleaner utility to clean up the Installer folder.   Reasons:  (1)  reclaim several GB of storage, and (2) if it becomes necessary during the early days of a new monthly update to revert to the previous month, it is certainly better to revert back to your routine monthly Macrium Reflect clone of your Windows partitions (made monthly before you run a MS monthly update), which is trusted and complete, rather than use MS’s built in rollback capability (less trustworthy, has failed to rollback during problematic monthly updates).

      • #2088289 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Have you ever considered the possibility that you’re causing your own Windows 10 problems?

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        • #2088298 Reply

          Kathy Stevens
          AskWoody Plus

          Yes

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            anonymous

            Topic here is the capabilities of DISM for administering Win 10, for the specific audience of previous Win 7 administrators who may be unfamiliar with full DISM capabilities available in Win 10.   The post suggests using a specific DISM command monthly, to streamline Win 10 file set.  Not sure what Windows problems you’re referring to.  The rollback route advised in the posting enabled, for example, an easy recovery from the problematic Win 10 1607 upgrade, which damage partitions on our test machine (and left Win 10 unable to rollback with its built-in tools) — this was a widespread issue with that faulty Win 10 upgrade.

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