I've tried running dism from folder C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\x86\DISM on Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit).

I still get limited command options and error 87. I want to use the RestoreHealth switch for online system. Is there any way to do this on Windows 7?

  • is the question now answered? – magicandre1981 Nov 24 '17 at 14:33

The /RestoreHealth option is only available since Windows 8. For Windows 7, Microsoft backported the /ScanHealth option which does the same like RestoreHealth with the update KB2966583.

  • The question is answered as far as I know. The windows 8.1 deployment tools will run on windows 7 but not with all options, even when run from the windows kits 8.1 directory. (at least that's what happens on my win7 system anyhow). – whenwillgatesfixwindows Dec 30 '17 at 10:52
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    DISM uses the servicing stack file from WinSxS from the image, so the WIn7 stack which doesn't support it. if the question is answered, mark it as answer – magicandre1981 Dec 30 '17 at 18:40
  • This answer makes no sense. You say /ScanHealth does the same as RestoreHealth, which contradicts what you say in the comment above, furthermore it's plainly wrong - /RestoreHealth is supposed to restore or repair missing or damaged system files from an image, whereas /ScanHealth (at least on W7) only scans the SUR for errors (which coincidentally, fails at what it supposedly is said to fix, i.e. the SFC store). – Banderi Oct 3 '19 at 6:51
  • next time don't troll around. In win8/10 scan and repair are different, but for win7, scan does the same like repair for 8/10 * facepalm* – magicandre1981 Oct 3 '19 at 17:40

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