Can't open install.wim in System Image Manager because of invalid version

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by basvandriel94, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. basvandriel94

    basvandriel94 MDL Novice

    Sep 9, 2014
    #1 basvandriel94, Aug 8, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    I am running Windows 10 Pro 64bit on my PC, installed from a free upgrade to Windows 10. I have installed Windows ADK for Windows 10 on that. When using Windows System Image Manager, and trying to load a `install.wim` file in it, i get the following error message:

    20:38 : This application requires version 10.0.10240.16384 of the Windows ADK.
        Install this version to correct the problem
        20:38 : 
        20:38 : Error opening Windows image at D:\sources\install.wim.
        20:38 : 
        20:38 : System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format
           bij Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.WimFileHandle..ctor(String wimPath)
           bij Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.WimInfo..ctor(String wimPath)
           bij Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.OpenWim(String wimPath)
           bij Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ImagePicker.GetImageInfoFromPath(String path)
           bij Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ImagePicker.ValidateImageFileOrFolder(String fileOrFolder)
    After doing some research, I found an answer to upgrade my ADK to the version that was asked for in the error message (16384).

    When checking the version I currently have in SIM, I noticed I 10.0.10240.16384 version:

    How do I load install.wim, from an Windows 10 installation disk, into SIM, without getting any errors?
  2. Mavericks Choice

    Mavericks Choice MDL Addicted

    Aug 5, 2015
    Think you should do this check for missing or corrupt system files first:
    At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow