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Windows 10: Why is the hash value of my Windows.iso file "invalid"?

Windows 10: Why is the hash value of my Windows.iso file “invalid”?

You have created the Windows.iso file using the Media Creation tool and would like to verify the SHA256 hash. It seems to work, but your hash value does not match any published hash value. Why? How to get the “best” Windows.iso file?

Thanks for the help https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Or thanks to the Media Creation tool your downloads include the Windows.iso file. Before you can use it, you need to make sure that the file has arrived correctly. The SHA256 hash calculation is appropriate for this. This is the personal fingerprint of the file. Each exact copy of the file has the same hash.

So you happily open a powershell: BT Shift– or. ShiftThe key when pressed right on you DownloadsClick the folder. In the context menu, select Open the PowerShell window here. With Get-FileHash And file name (e.g. Get-FileHash. Windows.iso) Give the PowerShell an arithmetic problem, the result is a SHA256 hash of the file after a few seconds. It starts with a long string, for example starting 032134D02 with.

That would be hasha. According to a Google search, it does not match any of the hashes released for Windows image files.

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If the hash is correct, it will guarantee that it is the correct file and that nothing has happened to it. You google the hash value: nothing! You would have expected at least one search success to confirm that your hash Windows installation disk belongs to the image. Why don’t you find anything there? Proper hashes must be posted somewhere!

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Solution: Are you there too However, unfortunately, the hash of Windows.iso, created using a media generator, does not match one of the published hashes. You can see that the .iso file created in this way is less than 5GB, while the official .iso file is slightly more “heavy” than 6GB. When creating a file using the Media Creation tool, redundant data will be lost, which is why the file is so small that it does not fit into the full official .iso file.

But there is a strange way you can get an official .iso file whose hashes are actually published. We show this using the Firefox and Chrome example. In Firefox it goes above and beyond HamburgerMenu in the top right Test web developers / screen sizes. You fold it in the upper left List Turn on and use Customize the list. Choose a device that is definitely not compatible with Windows Nexus 10 with Android Or a IPod.

In Firefox, a website can be fooled by another customer

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It’s almost identical to Google Chrome: Click Three points-Go to the top right of the menu and go through More tools To Developer tools. Via logo with two displays of different sizes (Google Toolbar) Another client can be simulated here, including a Nexus 10 Or a IPod. About the little one RotatePlace it in a natural shape at the top (right of «online of).

Simulate the Nexus 10 in Google Chrome

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Now it goes back to both browsers. Browse to the ISO download webpage at a slightly different address, namely: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO. Scroll down a bit and select the October version of Windows. Click Make sure. Then select the language (e.g. German) And structure (e.g. 64-bit download). You can open the file from here, by clicking on the example 64-bit download Download Tamil; Select the target and click on your downloads folder To protect; The connection may take some time depending on the speed. In addition, it will appear at the bottom after opening Check your download List of valid SHA256 hashes for ISO files in different languages.

After downloading, determine the SHA256 hash again with this PowerShell command:
Get-FileHash. Win10_20H2_v2_German_x64.iso

Now determine the hash of the new .iso file

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Compare the value with the information on the Microsoft download page. This hash applies now (if nothing goes wrong).