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Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshoot Windows | 2 comments

Using the deployment image servicing and management tool (DISM)

If you ran the system file checker on your PC and the tool was unable to repair corrupt operating system files, you may wish to try the DISM or deployment image servicing and management tool. This tool can download fresh copies of corrupt Windows system files directly from Microsoft.

Note – If you haven’t run the system file check tool (SFC) yet, then please see this tutorial first.

The DISM tool can only be used from the command prompt, but don’t worry, it’s really easy.

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Additional notes

For reference, the two commands you need to execute are:-

dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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  1. Will this work with Windows 10?

    • Yes, indeed it does.

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