Windows 10: Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim

Discus and support Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 media on a flash drive,and I was going to load it onto my other laptop that had no OS on it. I got to a screen that had said "Setup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Tishaun1210, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim


    I have Windows 10 media on a flash drive,and I was going to load it onto my other laptop that had no OS on it. I got to a screen that had said "Setup is Starting". Then, a box popped up saying," Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim. Make sure all files required for installation are available", I checked and the file is there, but I can't continue with the installation. What do I do?

    :)
     
    Tishaun1210, Nov 3, 2015
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  2. Cannot open file. The system cannot find the file specified.

    Can anyone help me with this? Everytime I turn on my laptop this always pop up. And I really don't know how to solve this.


    Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim [​IMG]
     
    laine marie dulanas, Nov 3, 2015
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  3. Cannot open file. The system cannot find the file specified.

    Hi Laine,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We understand how you feel about the situation. We're sorry for the trouble.

    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better:

    1. Do you have any external devices connected to the PC?

    2. Are you facing this issue on a local account or the MSA?

    3. Is the issue specific with the mediatek file?

    As of now, let's try to perform a clean boot and check, if it works. Setting the system in a clean boot state will help to identify if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue.

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Disclaimer: After clean boot troubleshooting steps, refer to the section "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot" in the provided link to return your computer
    to Normal startup mode.

    Please feel free to contact us with more information, if you face any issues with Windows.



    Thank you.
     
    AntonyJose, Nov 3, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\install.wim

    I would make another USB from a new download as it is possible the current one is corrupted.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2015
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  5. spapakons Win User
    You can download the Windows 10 ISO from here and then delete your USB and create it again. The "full" version is Windows 10 and it can install both Home and Pro depending on previous Windows version or product key. The other versions have some missing feature (eg no IE or Media Player) so avoid them.
     
    spapakons, Nov 3, 2015
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    and unless the upgrade is coming from an "N" or "Single Language" edition of Windows 7 or 8/8.1, the "N" and "Single Language" of Windows 10 won't activate anyway. Likewise, if the original Windows 7 was "N" version, than the Windows 10 upgraded to will also have to be "N" version.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2015
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  7. spapakons Win User
    Didn't know that detail...
     
    spapakons, Apr 4, 2018
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