Windows 10 can installed on your PC in two ways which includes an in-place upgrade or a fresh installation using bootable media device. While its always advisable to go for an in-place upgrade if you want your files, programs and apps to be intact after the OS installation but a fresh start can also be much favorable when you want to wipe out the previous OS, programs and apps. In case you chose to go for fresh installation, you’d need to have Windows 10 ISO file which can be used to create a bootable USB or DVD and install Windows 10 on the go. In this post, we will share a useful guide on how to view several Windows Image information like Language, Edition, Build, Version, Architecture etc. using a bootable media device.
How To View Information For Windows 10 ISO
1. Create a bootable media device (USB/DVD) with the Windows 10 ISO file. You can use a third party software like Rufus to create bootable disk.
2. Make sure your bootable media device is plugged in and shows up in This PC with a drive letter assigned to it.
3. Right-click on the start icon and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open an elevated Command Prompt window.
4. Enter the below DISM command in prompt window as per your criterion and hit Enter. Make sure to replace H in the command with your respective drive letter.
a) If you have mounted a single architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) ISO file
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:H:\sources\install.wim /index:1
b) If you have mounted both the architectures and want to view information for 32-bit version.
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:H:\x86\sources\install.wim /index:1
c) If you have mounted both the architectures and want to view information for 64-bit version.
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:H:\x64\sources\install.wim /index:1
5. You can see a multitude of information displayed in the prompt window regarding the image file in question. Some of the useful information is as below:
Language: Default language that will be used with this Windows 10 installation.
Version: This displays Windows 10 Version number where in you can see the build number as well. In this case, it is 10586 (10.0.10586).
Edition: This displays the edition of Windows 10 (Professional, Education, Enterprise) that you are installing. However, if it is Professional edition, you can use it to install Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home.
To view information regarding Windows 10 Home with ISO file for Pro Edition, you can enter the below command:
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:H:\sources\install.wim /index:2
That’d be all, folks! This information can come quite in handy sometimes. Hope this helps.