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Pieter

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I have an ISO-file and a bootable USB drive with the setup for Windows 10 and/or Windows 7 on it.

Is there any way to see what version is on the drive ? I mean, what version of Windows can I install with that ISO/USB drive.

- evaluation copy or not
- pro, enterprise, home edition
- 32 or 64 bit
- language
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Great question.
I've always wondered that myself.
And then booted a VM of it.

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If you don't boot with it, you still should be able to insert it in the drive & view the files on it.
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If you don't boot with it, you still should be able to insert it in the drive & view the files on it.

Sure that's the hole idea. I can see the files on the drive, but how can I know what version of Windows will be installed if I a run a setup with it.  And... without actually doing the setup of course  [wink]

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Dism is your friend: dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:X:\sources\boot.wim
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Thanks Ton for the reply.

I get this :

C:\> dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:F:\sources\boot.wim

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Details for image : F:\sources\boot.wim

Index : 1
Name : Microsoft Windows PE (x86)
Description : Microsoft Windows PE (x86)
Size : 807.709.426 bytes

Index : 2
Name : Microsoft Windows Setup (x86)
Description : Microsoft Windows Setup (x86)
Size : 888.057.845 bytes

Besides the size, I get the same info for a Win7 and a Win10 setup medium.  [frown]


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Try that with F:\sources\install.wim [wink]
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If you can't read the files, start the setup process on any machine & cancel it before it writes, to the HD. If you think that's too risky, install an old HD in any machine & do the same.
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C:\> dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:F:\sources\install.wim

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Details for image : F:\sources\install.wim

Index : 1
Name : Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL
Description : Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL
Size : 8.450.318.556 bytes


That's already something.
Any idea for 32 or 64 bit and language version ?

And it seems that on the Windows 10 media there is no install.wim file. I found install.esd, but the syntax doesn't wordk for that file.

I guess the fastest way will be to start the setup.


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Do not use the download links, but this is a decent source of the iso part numbers for windows 7. sometimes these are the default dvd names.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

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