The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access

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If you receive the below error when attempting to mount a Windows 7 wim file, the below command should clear:

Error: The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access

Fix:

from WAIK command prompt, type DISM /cleanup-wim and enter

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2 thoughts on “The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access

  1. Managed IT Services

    I’ve been following your instructions which is applicable for installing windows 7, and this is working properly. Thank you very much.

  2. from WAIK command prompt, I type DISM /cleanup-wim and enter and got this message
    c:\windowspe-x64>dism /cleanup-wim

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Scanning drive C for stale files
    The operation completed successfully.
    but I am still getting the error message:
    c:\windowspe-x64>Imagex /mountrw C:\remoteinstall\boot\x64\images\boot.wim 2 mou
    nt

    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Mounting: [C:\remoteinstall\boot\x64\images\boot.wim, 2] -> [c:\windowspe-x64\mo
    unt]…

    [ 0% ] Mounting progress
    [ WARN ] The image you are mounting has already been mounted at C:\Users\Adminis
    trator\AppData\Local\~$WDSMGMT.000. You should not commit both images.

    Error mounting image.

    The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write
    access.

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