If you want to find out the Windows edition, version, build, and some other information from an ISO file, this article will help you. You can use the DISM tool to collect all the data from a .iso file. Here is what you will have to do to extract everything.
Let’s assume that you want to clean install Windows 11/10 on a computer from USB. For that, you must have the ISO file to create bootable USB media for Windows. Now, let’s assume that you already have some ISO files of Windows, but you do not know the version or edition. As Windows 11/10 has a Home, Professional, and Enterprise edition, it is required to choose the correct version according to your purchased product key.
At such a moment, it is better to check all the information before creating the bootable USB media. Otherwise, you will fall into trouble because of that. The DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool can help you here!
Here is a list of things that you will find after using this DISM tool:
- WIM Bootable
- Service Pack Build
- Service Pack Level
- Installation type
- Product type
- Product suite
- System root
- Number of directories
- Number of files
- Creation and modification date
Before getting started, make sure that you already have the Windows 11/10 ISO file. If not, follow this detailed guide to download the latest version of Windows ISO.
Find Windows edition, version, and build from ISO file
To find the Windows edition, version, and build from the ISO file, follow these steps-
- Double-click on the ISO file in File Explorer.
- Open the sources folder.
- Find the install.wim file.
- Copy the drive letter from the path.
- Search for cmd in the Taskbar search box.
- Select Run as administrator option.
- Click the Yes button.
- Run this DISM command
- Find the information.
At first, you will have to verify if the install.wim file is available in your ISO file or not. Although it is a usual thing, some corrupted ISO files might not have it.
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To do that, double-click on the ISO file, open the sources folder, and check if the install.wim file is available or not. If yes, follow the next steps.
You will find a drive letter in the path shown in your File Explorer. It is recommended to note down the path.
Search for cmd in the Taskbar search box, and select Run as administrator to open the elevated Command Prompt window. After that, enter the following command and hit Enter:
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:G:\sources\install.wim /index:1
Don’t forget to replace the drive letter with the original one that you noted earlier.
You will get all the details mentioned above.
In case you have a multi-architecture ISO file, find the install.wim file in x86 or x64 folder.
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