Windows 10: Will Media Creation Tool Create A USB Installer With Version 1511?

  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       15 Nov 2015 #1

    Will Media Creation Tool Create A USB Installer With Version 1511?

    Hello All,

    I am running Windows 10 Pro x64 that I installed as a full version (not from the free update, I purchased the full edition from Microsoft).

    Whenever I get a new OS I like to do a clean install so I used the Microsoft Media Creation Tool which I downloaded from this page. I used the Media Creation Tool to install the OS (wiped and created new partitions, installed the OS, etc.).

    Now with this nightmare update they just released (Version 1511) I am having SO many issues. I would like to do another fresh install of this new version.

    If I use the Media Creation Tool again to create an USB installer will it contain this latest version (i.e. I won't have to go through the whole update process again)? Or does the Media Creation Tool only create a USB installer that contains the "base" operating system which will required updates all over again?

    If not, how can i create an installer for Version 1511 so that I can avoid the pain of updating?

    Thank you,

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2

    If I use the Media Creation Tool again to create an USB installer will it contain this latest version
    Yes, from which you can use USB media to clean install or upgrade
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       16 Nov 2015 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Yes, from which you can use USB media to clean install or upgrade
    Thank you. I am curious, is there a way I can look at a file (or files) on the USB drive to see the specific version of Windows it contains (and therefore will install)?

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  4. spapakons's Avatar
    Posts : 2,483
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       16 Nov 2015 #4

    Yes, once you have your USB ready, you can execute a command in an elevated Command Prompt which will give you details about the specific version. See details in this tutorial.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,424
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       16 Nov 2015 #5

    Excellent! I didn't know you could do that. Very useful. Thanks for the tip.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       18 Nov 2015 #6

    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:

    DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\sources\boot.wim /Index:1
    and here is the output:

    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
    ProductSuite : 
    System Root : WINDOWS
    Directories : 3250
    Files : 14085
    Created : 10/29/2015 - 11:23:48 PM
    Modified : 11/16/2015 - 4:10:49 AM
    Languages :
        en-US (Default)
    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).

    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.

    Thank you,


    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
    Registered Organization:   
    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.
                               [01]: 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
    Domain:                    WORKGROUP
    Logon Server:              \\MY-PC
    Hotfix(s):                 2 Hotfix(s) Installed.
                               [01]: KB3103688
                               [02]: KB3105211
    Network Card(s):           1 NIC(s) Installed.
                               [01]: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
                                     Connection Name: Ethernet
                                     DHCP Enabled:    Yes
                                     DHCP Server:
                                     IP address(es)
                                     [02]: fe80::7d06:96de:ee96:3031
                                     [03]: 2600:8801:c000:41:a03f:834d:bbe5:66fb
                                     [04]: 2600:8801:c000:41:7d06:96de:ee96:3031
    Hyper-V Requirements:      VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
                               Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No
                               Second Level Address Translation: Yes
                               Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    18 Nov 2015 #7

    look at the VERSION...


    10586 is the New OS Build

    10.0.10240 was the old build
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