Thank you for the link explaining how to do it. The results are a bit cryptic and don't look at all the same as if I had run the systeminfo command. Let me give some background info and show you the outputs of both.
When Windows 10 first came out I purchased the full version and installed it fresh on my machine (rather than upgrading which I hate to do). The other day, after I got the "November" Windows 10 update my machine was quite buggy so I decided to make a bootable USB drive (after getting the update) and do a fresh install.
After I saw your post I immediately ran the following command:
and here is the output:
DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\sources\boot.wim /Index:1
It looks pretty cryptic to me and nowhere did I see anything resembling the patch/OS version of what Microsoft just released (10.0.10586 N/A Build 10586).
Index : 1
Name : Microsoft Windows PE (x64)
Description : Microsoft Windows PE (x64)
Size : 1,435,293,590 bytes
WIM Bootable : No
Architecture : x64
Hal : <undefined>
Version : 10.0.10586
ServicePack Build : 0
ServicePack Level : 0
Edition : WindowsPE
Installation : WindowsPE
ProductType : WinNT
System Root : WINDOWS
Directories : 3250
Files : 14085
Created : 10/29/2015 - 11:23:48 PM
Modified : 11/16/2015 - 4:10:49 AM
So I assume that you either have to know how to read it to know the Windows version and patch(es) or there is some kind of program/website that will do it for you.
Compare and contrast this to the output of the systeminfo command (pasted at the bottom of this message as it is very long), Notice how much more readable the output from systeminfo is compared to DISM /Get-WimInfo. It shows the name, version, etc.
Is there another command I can run on the USB drive that's more user friendly than DISM? Because frankly if DISM is all I have I don't know if it will do me much good.
Host Name: MY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.10586 N/A Build 10586
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Me
Product ID: 00330-80818-96125-AA346
Original Install Date: 11/16/2015, 12:41:58 AM
System Boot Time: 11/17/2015, 10:55:07 AM
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3501 Mhz
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. 2801, 6/25/2015
Windows Directory: C:\Windows
System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Total Physical Memory: 32,708 MB
Available Physical Memory: 28,445 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 37,828 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 32,844 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 4,984 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Logon Server: \\MY-PC
Hotfix(s): 2 Hotfix(s) Installed.
Network Card(s): 1 NIC(s) Installed.
: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
Connection Name: Ethernet
DHCP Enabled: Yes
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No
Second Level Address Translation: Yes
Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes