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

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    basvandriel94 MDL Novice

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    #1 basvandriel94, Aug 8, 2015
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    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:

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    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?
     
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    Mavericks Choice MDL Senior Member

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    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