Over time you may have downloaded and kept many versions of Windows 10 ISO disc images or USB flash drive. If these ISO files or USB drives are not labeled properly, e.g. by version, build and edition, you may become confuse about what’s the content inside these ISO files in term of build version, edition and even supported platform of the OS.

If you install the Windows 10 operating system in virtual machines for each ISO images or USB sticks one-by-one to find out which editions and versions are they, it’s going to take quite some time. However, there is easier way to quickly detect and identify the content of Windows ISO images or USB installation media, which will work on most versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

This tutorial shows you how to check and identify the versions, editions and other information about content of a Windows ISO file or USB installation media.

  1. Mount ISO / Insert USB Drive

    For ISO image, mount the ISO file as a drive in File Explorer / Windows Explorer by double clicking on the ISO file. Alternatively, you can also extract the content of the ISO.

    For USB mass storage device, insert the USB drive into USB port.

  2. Browse to Sources Folder

    In File Explorer / Windows Explorer, browse the the newly mounted drive of ISO or USB drive, and go to sources folder.

    In installation media which contains both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows setup files, the “sources” folder is located within the folder that is corresponding with the architecture type. For example:


  3. Locate install.wim or install.esd

    Locate the file named install.wim or install.esd, which should be several gigabytes (GBs) in size. Note down the full path to the install.win or install.esd file.

  4. Elevated Command Prompt

    Open an elevated command prompt as administrator.

  5. Run Command

    Run the following command:

    dism /Get-ImageInfo /ImageFile:D:\sources\install.wim /index:1


    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:D:\sources\install.wim /index:1

    Replace D:\sources\install.wim with the actual full path to the install.win or install.esd from the ISO that you want to identify its version and edition.

Commands above retrieves mode detailed information of image with index value 1 in the ISO. An ISO normally contains multiple images of different edition SKUs, i.e. Windows 10 Home, Windows Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education and etc.

As all images have same version, edition and architecture, so the detailed information about 1 image is sufficient. If you want to see all images (i.e. editions) contained inside the ISO, use the following command (remember to change the path to the WIM, ESD or VHD file):

dism /Get-ImageInfo /ImageFile:D:\sources\install.wim


dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:D:\sources\install.wim

You’re free to change the value of index to get the detailed information from another image from the ISO.

You should get the output similar to the following:

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.19041.1

Details for image : install.wim

Index : 6
Name : Windows 10 Pro
Description : Windows 10 Pro
Size : 14,305,316,121 bytes
WIM Bootable : No
Architecture : x64
Hal : <undefined>
Version : 10.0.19041
ServicePack Build : 84
ServicePack Level : 0
Edition : Professional
Installation : Client
ProductType : WinNT
ProductSuite : Terminal Server
System Root : WINDOWS
Directories : 19242
Files : 86809
Created : 19/2/2020 - 5:33:13 AM
Modified : 19/2/2020 - 6:07:53 AM
Languages :
        en-US (Default)
The operation completed successfully.

Above information shows that the ISO is x64 (Architecture), and is OS version 10.0.19041.84 (Version + ServicePack Build).