Windows 10: Build of Win10 version on flashdrive built by Media Creation Tool
Build of Win10 version on flashdrive built by Media Creation Tool
Have a couple of flashdrives for clean Win10 installs built with Media Creation Tool - one from shortly after release & one sometime after the Nov update. Is there a way to just look at contents (other than file dates) to see what Win 10 build will be installed?
Related question: Does Media Creation Tool create a flash drive with the latest build or is it a "point in time" & WU to get to latest build? Obviously I'm confused about the source that MCT is using.
Find either the install.wim or install.esd file on the flash drive. You will have one or the other. It will be either in the sources folder or the x86\sources or x64\sources folder.
Then from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:
DISM.exe /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\sources\install.esd /Index:1
The part in red will be the path and filename to the install.wim or install.esd file you found. You can also use /Index:2 to see the additional version of Windows 10 in the file. There should be no /Index:3 but you can try it anyway, it should just give you an error.
NOTE: The November update, build 10586.0 will show up as a Technical Preview. It isn't a preview. It is the full, RTM version - Microsoft just never went back and corrected the description.
The media creation tool now downloads 10586.36 by default. This is good news as it shows MS intend to keep the isos up to date. No longer windows 7 style 200+ updates on a clean install.
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