Is MS ISO download 1607?

  1. Posts : 48
    10 1709

    Is MS ISO download 1607?

    MS 1607 update to my pre-1607 Win 10 have failed more than 10 times. Finally spent over 4 hours on the phone with MS level 1 and 2. Things are now even worse. Applications that have worked for a long time (including under Win 10) are failing. Including the OS telling me it is not activated after running fine for months.

    I have a disk image of 8.1 that I made before installing Win 10. It was months ago and I am going to lose applications that can not be re-installed, but I am going to try starting from 8.1. I am also changing motherboards at the same time. I simply have not been able to exclude my current MB from being part of the problem. I am not sure 8.1 will actually run on the new MB. The next best starting point would be one of the known faulty 10 version I have.

    The plan: Modify an ISO to include the proper drivers for the new MB and try an install over 8.1. I upgraded this 8.1 and MB combination to 10 when it was free. If that works, key problems are likely to occur.

    I currently have two ISOs. One from MS download (4,641,536 KB) and labeled as win 10, and one from another source and it is marked (Win10_1607_English_x64.iso) with a file size of 4,277,722 KB.

    Can some one identify what version each of these files provides?

    Question: When I download the ISO from MS, is it the current 1607, or must I install one ISO and then the other?

    Any other ideas are also gratefully accepted.
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  2. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro

    The safest thing to do to ensure you have the most current ISO directly from Microsoft is download the MCT from Microsoft and create a new ISO file that you know is exactly what you want. You need to download a new MCT because older MCTs will always download the version they were at the time they were downloaded.

    If you have a valid product key for Windows 7/8/8.1 that is not blocked from automatic online activation, you can just use the product key to activate the matching Windows 10 without installing Windows 7/8/8.1 first.
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  3. Posts : 12,463
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    The last Official download I got with MCT was Version 1607 Build 14393.442, about a month ago.
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  4. Posts : 48
    10 1709
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Berton. That answers my question since that is where I have always downloaded the ISOs from.
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  5. Posts : 12,463
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    You're welcome. And I misspoke, it was about 3 weeks ago. Time flies when having fun, just turned 37, for the 40th time.
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  6. Posts : 251
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can check the version of your ISO by (from admin command prompt) with this command

    Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:H:\sources\install.esd /index:1
    where H is the mounted volume for the ISO.

    The downloaded ISO must be the same version as your Windows system.
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