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How to Fix DISM Error 87 (dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth error 87)

How to Fix DISM Error 87 (dism online cleanup-image restorehealth error 87)
  Written By: Admin
Updated On: 07/22/2023
Est. Reading: 5 minutes

Am I the only one whose DISM doesn’t work properly and getting DISM Error 87 (dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth error 87)? and how to Fix DISM error 87 easily and quickly? Now, for your confirmation, I want to tell you that you are not the only one whose DISM is getting error code 87 as from the last few days, most of the Windows 10 and Windows 7 & 8 users are getting trouble while using DISM and getting error 87 DISM. Now, you don’t need to worry anymore as I am going to guide you with the solutions by which you can fix this error instantly.

DISM stands for Deployment Image Service and Management Tool, which was first introduced to Windows 7. It is used to work or perform several tasks on the Windows installation image. It also includes features of mounting or unmounting images. Windows 10 offers many in-built features or tools and DISM is also one of them.

As you may know that DISM is a command-line tool which is mostly used for preparing windows image. Are you also using DISM? then you don’t need any more information about it. Now, if you are frustrated with the DISM Error 87, then after 5 minutes when this article finishes, you can solve your issue 100%, and its a bet. Now, before going to the solutions, let’s take a dig towards the basic information.

What is DISM Error 87?

DISM error code 87 is seen by the windows 10 users and lower version aswell but mostly on windows 10 users, when they try to run DISM from an elevated command prompt. Now, if you are also one of those, then don’t be sad, as in the last section, I had a bet with you that I will provide you 100% working DISM error 87 solutions.

So, as you all know before going to the solutions, we should always research for the reasons, that’s why our computer or any device getting an error so, that we can take care in the future. Now, the reasons for this error 87 DISM are given in the next section.

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What are the Reasons for DISM Error 87?

From the last few days, I got many queries about error code 87 DISM (mostly from Windows 10 Users) and after that, I researched for it and found many major reasons for it and I am going to share all those reasons with you.

So, now please pay attention as the reasons for DISM error 87 are listed below:

1. Check Your Command-Line

Are you new to DISM and didn’t know anything much about it? then maybe you are using some wrong inputs and it can be the main reason because of which you are getting DISM error 87. As it was space-sensitive and maybe you leave incorrect space before / symbol. To overcome this reason you don’t need to do anything big as you just have to read the command lines again, properly.

2. Windows 10 Bug

Are you a Windows 10 user? then the bug can be the main reason for occurring this error as many users disable the core updates of windows and this will lead to bugs and the conflicts and errors might take place.

3. Make Sure to Run Command in Elevated Prompt

Are you trying to run commands in regular command elevated prompt? then this might be the reason for this error code 87 DISM, as I earlier said that you have to use this in an elevated command prompt. So, try to change it if this is your reason.

4. Wrong Version of DISM

This is the major reason for DISM error 87, as might be Windows 10 images are using an older version.

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How to Fix DISM Error 87 in 2024?

Now, you are in the most important section of today’s section, so pay your full attention and follow the steps as guided.

Fixing DISM Error 87 is not a big deal as it is a temporary issue and you can fix it easily and quickly. This issue occurs because of your small mistakes and in the solutions list, I will cover all the mistakes and now, by following the steps given in the solutions, you can fix it in few minutes.

How to Fix DISM Error 87 in 2024?

The solutions for how to fix DISM error 87 are listed below:

1. Restart Your PC

The first solution that I will prefer is restarting your PC as most of the users marked this method more effective, as this will reduce the bugs and increase your PC speed and your PC starts working properly and might be your error code 87 in DISM gets fixed.

Note: Please keep in mind that before restarting, you should save your work.

Now, after restarting your PC, open the elevated command prompt again and check whether the issue is fixed or not. If not, follow other methods given below.

2. Use Correct Inputs (Spellings)

As I earlier said you that please check your spellings, as we all are humans and the mistakes are common so, before following other steps, first, read your command again and instead of running your command as


make use of space before “/” (Symbol) like :

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /OfZenandComputing

3. Make Sure to Use Elevated Command Prompt

Most of the users didn’t use the Elevated Command prompt and if you are also one of those then follow the steps given below and try to launch commands as guided:

  • Open the Run dialog box by using a shortcut key “Windows Key + R”.press-windows-key-R
  • Now, you will see a blank space and you have to type “cmd” and after that press “Shift + Ctrl + Enter”.type-cmd
  • After that, the elevated command prompt gets open, and type your commands there.command-prompt-1

Note: You might have to grant permissions to administrative privileges.

4. Update your Windows

If the above steps didn’t work for you then try to update your windows, as many of the windows 10 users disables the automatic updates and in this way, their pc will lead to many errors and issues. Now, follow the steps given below to check for updates:

  • Go to the start menu and type “Settings” and open it.go-to-PC-settings
  • Now, search for windows update and click on that tab.
  • After that, you will see the option “Check Updates’, click on it and check whether any update is available or not.check-for-windows-update
  • Now, if any update is available, update it as soon as possible.

After a successful update, Your PC will get restarted and after that, check whether the DISM error 87 still arises when you try to launch command on an elevated command prompt.

5. Use Windows 10 version of DISM

This issue may be occurring because your image is using a lower version and to resolve this you have to start DISM with Wofadk.sys filter driver.

6. Performing a Repair Install

If none of the solutions given above helps you then the last method will help you 100%, but if you use this method then your data will be deleted to get DISM error 87 fixed.

  • First of all, Download the Windows 10 ISO file from this link.
  • Then, Save it on your PC in your folder.
  • After that, Mount the ISO file.
  • Now, you have to double click on the file setup.exe to start the repair – install from the mounted drive.

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DISM error 87 is a temporary error but at the time you see this error, I know how much it irritates and that’s why I posted this article.

I hope that all the steps and reasons are very helpful for you and you successfully fixed your DISM error 87, because of which you visited our site and I also hope that I won the bet.

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