How to Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO

Windows Index

In this post you will learn how to extract specific windows index from Windows 10 multiple edition ISO. As Microsoft offering Windows 10 multiple editions ISO containing Windows 10 Education, Enterprise and other.

The Windows Imaging (WIM) having more size of 4GB. It does not allow creating a bootable USB stick with the FAT32 File system to boot UEFI System that has a maximum supported file size of 4GB. After extracting the image into a specific index, it can handle an image having more than the size of 4GB when installing a windows image from USB. 

Mount ISO File

Download the Latest Version of Windows 10 ISO from MSDN or VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center).

  • Go to the location where the ISO file is saved, Double-click an ISO file to mount it or Right click an ISO file in file explorer. Select Mount option.
  • You will notice that Windows 10 ISO will create a disc drive that you can use to access contents. Take note of the Drive Letter assigned to the ISO file (for example, drive letter G:)
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO

Extract Index (Windows Version)

Let’s learn more details Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO. To extract a specific image index from the WIM file, Follow the steps below

  • Click Start, and type Command Prompt. Right-click Command Prompt and then select Run as administrator.
  • Get list of the indexes from the Install.wim file by running the following command
Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:<path_to_install.wim>
  • /Get-WimInfo – Display information about images in a WIM file.
  • /WimFile – Specify location of original install.wim file.
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO

After executing the above command the report that is generated includes list of available Windows 10 versions

Field Description Example
IndexThe index value of the image in the WIM file. 3
NameThe Windows edition name of the image in the WIM file.Windows 10 Enterprise
DescriptionThe description of the image in the WIM file.Windows 10 Enterprise
SizeThe size of the image.15,643,653,521 bytes
Details for image : G:\sources\install.wim

Index : 1
Name : Windows 10 Education
Description : Windows 10 Education
Size : 15,643,499,526 bytes

Index : 2
Name : Windows 10 Education N
Description : Windows 10 Education N
Size : 14,878,972,660 bytes

Index : 3
Name : Windows 10 Enterprise
Description : Windows 10 Enterprise
Size : 15,643,653,521 bytes

Index : 4
Name : Windows 10 Enterprise N
Description : Windows 10 Enterprise N
Size : 14,878,878,937 bytes

Index : 5
Name : Windows 10 Pro
Description : Windows 10 Pro
Size : 15,658,943,281 bytes

Index : 6
Name : Windows 10 Pro N
Description : Windows 10 Pro N
Size : 14,891,886,248 bytes

Index : 7
Name : Windows 10 Pro Education
Description : Windows 10 Pro Education
Size : 15,643,437,944 bytes

Index : 8
Name : Windows 10 Pro Education N
Description : Windows 10 Pro Education N
Size : 14,878,910,178 bytes

Index : 9
Name : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Description : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Size : 15,643,468,735 bytes

Index : 10
Name : Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations
Description : Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations
Size : 14,878,941,419 bytes
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO
  • Extract the index (Windows Version) using the following command. For Example – Here we are extracting the Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, which Index number is 3.
Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"<path_to_image_file>" /SourceIndex:3 /DestinationImageFile:"<path_to_image_file>"
  • /Export-Image : Export a copy of the specified image to another file.
  • /SourceImageFile : Specify location of original install.wim file.
  • /DestinationImageFile : Specify path where you want to extract the new wim file.
  • /SourceIndex : Specify index number of Windows 10 version that your want to extract.

Note – Create a folder where you want to extract the new wim File, Make sure to provide the naming convention to DestinationImageFile <WIM File> as Install.wim. Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO.

  • Please wait, Image exporting process can take time to complete. Once completed, you will be able to see the new created wim file under the specified destination folder.
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO
Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO
  • Copy the installation files from your local folder to the bootable USB drive.

Hopefully this was helpful to understand the solution to extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO

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2 thoughts on “How to Extract Specific Windows Index from Windows 10 Multiple Edition ISO”

  1. Did you know you can extract the index with the sccm console? After getting the single index you can also auto remove superseded upddates when injecting updates with sccm in the single index.

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