Identify which Win 8/8.1 releases are these ISOs and ESDs on my disk?

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  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    #1 crashnburn, Jul 12, 2015
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    I downloaded these ISOs (untouched) last year in Aug 2014 through names/ links/ suggestions non MDL forums.

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    08/12/2014  12:26 AM     4,115,013,632 en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso
    08/12/2014  12:14 AM     3,581,853,696 en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso
    08/11/2014  12:44 PM     4,006,621,184 IR3_CPRA_X64FRER_en-US_DV9.iso
    I just used 915440 and 406509 to go from Win 7 > 8 > 8. Used MTK :)
    These I intend to keep.

    Is the IR3_CPRA a newer or older release of 8.1 or a Non-US version?
    Should I get rid of it?

    I have another .ESD/ .ISO sitting in another folder. This is from an official download when I did the $14.99 Update purchase. I am keeping this SERIAL/ KEY safe until this whole Win 8 to Ten thing settles down.

    Also, Is there some way to check which Country/ Language the ISO or ESD belongs to if the name/ release long name is missing.

    I am wondering what release this .ESD (created .ISO) is and whether its worth keeping on the Disk?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Jul 12, 2015
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    Check included install.wim/esd for info. It's sufficient to mount the ISO to do so.

    Code:
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"d:\win\install.wim" /Index:1
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"d:\win\install.esd" /Index:1
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #4 s1ave77, Jul 17, 2015
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    When checking mounted ISO i would adapt the pathes correctly:

    Code:
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"x:\sources\install.wim" /Index:1
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"x:\sources\install.esd" /Index:1
    Earlier given example was a general sample :cool2:.
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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  6. EFA11

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    the ESD hash shouldn't be the same as it was originally if you used the decrypter since it decrypted the ESD. if you want to keep a copy, probably should DL again and save it. If you ever decrypt again, make a copy of it to do it so you dont have to DL the original again.

    Personally I see no reason to keep it though.
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    #7 crashnburn, Jul 18, 2015
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    Oh! That's a new learning. I have the 2 latest/ suggested/ legit and working ISOs for Win 8 & 8.x here.
    Code:
    08/12/2014  12:26 AM     4,115,013,632 en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso
    08/12/2014  12:14 AM     3,581,853,696 en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso
    Do I really need to keep the ESDs and its generated ISO? Can I just delete it?
    What's the benefit of keeping an ESD?
     
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    urie Moderator
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    No benefit at all, and if really needed you can convert to esd.
     
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    He means you can convert the wim file in the sources folder of the iso to esd if you need it
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    What would be the point of that? Isnt it usually ESD > WIM & ISO?