Installation and Upgrade Find Build and Version of Windows 11 Installation ISO or USB


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This tutorial will show you how to see full details such as language, edition, build, version, architecture, and more for a Windows 11 installation ISO or USB.

A Windows 11 ISO file is a disc image file that can be used to create a Windows 11 installation USB or DVD to install Windows 11 with.


Here's How:

1 Connect the Windows 11 installation USB, or mount the Windows 11 ISO file, and make note of its drive letter (ex: "F:"). (see screenshot below)

USB_or_Mounted_ISO.png


2 Open the connected USB flash drive or mounted ISO in File Explorer (Win+E), and open the sources folder. Make note if there is an install.wim, install.esd, or install.swm file. (see screenshot below)

WIM_or_ESD.png

3 You can now close File Explorer.

4 Open an elevated Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

5 Depending on if you have a install.wim, install.esd, or install.swm file from step 2 above, type the appropriate command below into the elevated terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

This command will show you the index number for each edition of Windows 11 included in the ISO file or USB.


(install.wim)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.wim

OR​

(install.esd)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.esd

OR​

(install.swm)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.swm

Substitute <Drive Letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: "F") for the USB or mounted ISO from step 1.

For example:
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.wim

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.esd

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.swm



USB_ISO_index_details.png
arm64_USB_ISO_index_details.png

6 Depending on if you have a install.esd or install.wim file from step 2 above, type the appropriate command below into the elevated terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below step 7)

(install.wim)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.wim /index:<Index Number>

OR​

(install.esd)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.esd /index:<Index Number>

OR​

(install.swm)​
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<Drive Letter>:\sources\install.swm /index:<Index Number>

Substitute <Drive Letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: "F") for the USB or mounted ISO from step 1.

Substitute <Index Number> in the command above with the actual index number (ex: "1") for the edition (ex: "Pro") you want details about from step 5.

For example:
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.wim /index:1

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.esd /index:1

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\sources\install.swm /index:1



7 You will now see all details of the selected index number (edition) for this Windows 11 ISO or USB. (see screenshots below)

Edition: This will be for the Windows 11 Home, Pro, Education, or Enterprise edition. The Pro ISO or USB can be used to install either the Home or Pro edition, and the digital license or product key determines if Pro of Home is installed during Windows Setup.

Architecture: This will be for a x64 (64-bit) or arm64 system type.

Language: This will be the default display language (ex: "en-us") used to install Windows 11 with.

Version: The part after 10.0 will be the first part of the Windows 11 build number. For example: build 22000.100

ServicePack Build
This is the second part of the Windows 11 build number. For example: build 22000.100


USB_ISO_details.png
arm64_USB_ISO_details.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink

 
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Hello, I'm currently facing problem when doing step 5, just as below. Could you help me with this
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.795
    Computer type
    Laptop
I'm currently facing problem when doing step 5, just as below.
Please post a screenshot of your D:\sources folder showing its contents with their file extensions visible.

Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Brink,

At Step 7, "Version: The part after 10.0 will be the first part of the Windows 11 build number. For example: build 22000.100"
do consider adding a cross reference to
Find Windows 11 Version Number - ElevenForumTutorials
so that people can look up the Version number that matches the Build number they have discovered.

All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Please post a screenshot of your D:\sources folder showing its contents with their file extensions visible.

Denis
Quite a beginner to these things, is this screenshot good?
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.795
    Computer type
    Laptop
Safwan27,

Try the following sequence of commands:
Code:
D:
cd \sources
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:install.esd
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
Your diagram is fine.
After you've run NavyLCdr's test, go back to your sources folder in File explorer.
Just to prove you have access, copy one of the files [it doesn't matter which, choose a small one just for convenience] to any old folder you like. You can delete the copy straightaway, the test was just to demonstrate your access.

Best of luck,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Safwan27,

Try the following sequence of commands:
Code:
D:
cd \sources
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:install.esd
I did the following command for about 3 times, and restarted after each time

Code:
sfc /scannow

and somehow the following sequence of commands works.

Thank you, Try3 and NavyLCDR for all the help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.795
    Computer type
    Laptop
7 You will now see all details of the selected index number (edition) for this Windows 11 ISO or USB. (see screenshots below)

Edition: This will be for the Windows 11 Home, Pro, Education, or Enterprise edition. The Pro ISO or USB can be used to install either the Home or Pro edition, and the digital license or product key determines if Pro of Home is installed during Windows Setup.

Architecture: This will be for a x64 (64-bit) or arm64 system type.

Language: This will be the default display language (ex: "en-us") used to install Windows 11 with.

Version: The part after 10.0 will be the first part of the Windows 11 build number. For example: build 22000.100

ServicePack Build
This is the second part of the Windows 11 build number. For example: build 22000.100


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After that, what will I do next please
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8
Hello @Kehinde, and welcome. :alien:

Usually after step 7, you will see the results to know which build the ISO is for.

Was there something more specific?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Is there any way to reorder the index list or change the default edition in install.wim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 IoT Ent.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 250 G1
    CPU
    Core i5 3320 @2.6GHz
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster SA850
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850 Pro
    500GB Seagate ST500LM012
    1TB ST1000LM049-2GH17
    640GB TOSHIBA MK6459GSXP
    Browser
    Cent 5.0.1002.295
I've just tried this tutorial using the 'Win11 23H2 EnglishInternational x64.iso' downloaded from the 23H2 MCT .iso -

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However, the build appears to be 22621.2428.

Is this correct??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v 24H2 (Build 26100.712)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Precision 3660 Tower Workstation
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900 5.10 GHz
    Motherboard
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Memory
    32.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 770
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell P2714H Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x 512GB NVME PC801 NVMe SK hynix Boot
    1 x 1TB Seagate ST1000LM049-2GH172 Internal HDD
    1 x 1TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 2TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 4TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    PSU
    300 Watts
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    BaseBoard Product 0J1CP3
    BaseBoard Version A01
I've just tried this tutorial using the 'Win11 23H2 EnglishInternational x64.iso' downloaded from the 23H2 MCT .iso -

However, the build appears to be 22621.2428.

Is this correct??

Hello mate, :alien:

Yep, it's correct. It'll auto update to 23H2 via the Enablement Package via Windows Update.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
However, the build appears to be 22621.2428.

Is this correct??
Yep, it's correct. It'll auto update to 23H2 via the Enablement Package via Windows Update.

It's available here if you really want/need it:


1699824480472.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Super OC 12 GB
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4291
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
I've just tried this tutorial using the 'Win11 23H2 EnglishInternational x64.iso' downloaded from the 23H2 MCT .iso -

However, the build appears to be 22621.2428.

Is this correct??

B.T.W.
The official MS ISO always shows the Base Build 22621 even when it is 22631 and includes the enablement for 23H2. 😎
Here is another sample with today's 23H2 MCT ISO.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga 920
    CPU
    Intel I7-8550U
    Motherboard
    n/a
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics UHD 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k Touch screen
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
Just a side note, earlier today I tried downloading the .iso using the MCT and it failed twice. The MCT I previously used successfully was from a few months ago so I downloaded the current offering and no issue getting the .iso, will get the Bootable USB drive created shortly.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Just a side note, earlier today I tried downloading the .iso using the MCT and it failed twice. The MCT I previously used successfully was from a few months ago so I downloaded the current offering and no issue getting the .iso, will get the Bootable USB drive created shortly.
MCT failed for me today the first time i tried, it just hung my PC during download, the second time it worked fine. 😉
Still silly that they create an install.esd bigger than 4GiB instead of splitting the install.win already in the ISO.
They only split when creating the USB media directly. 😂🤷‍♂️

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga 920
    CPU
    Intel I7-8550U
    Motherboard
    n/a
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics UHD 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k Touch screen
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
successful..thank sir
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Advan WorkPro
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