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Retrieving the version of windows from an ISO

Mount the iso and run the following command (which assumes the drive is mounted on E:) at the command line.

dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\sources\install.wim /index:1

You will then get output which will tell you the type of Windows installation media you have including architechture.

"Bad email"


There appears to be a resurgence in "bad email" at the moment, so it seems an appropriate time to go over the rules for Sensible Computing.

While spam filters can filter out the vast majority of spam, no system is perfect. Spam filters can be gotten around by various methods such as using a known persons account, sending correctly formed email and acting like a "real email server" and so-on.

My advice is to never follow links from an email or open an attachment, without being completely sure that the email is legitimate.

Backup messages should be more like this!

Backup technology has come on a long way in the last 10 years, mostly brought about by the advent of decent broadband and the plethora of backup services.

Now with FTTC (Fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology with its minimum of 10MBit/s upload (in the UK), and the plethora of cloud backup services with massive or unlimited allowances there is now no excuse not to have all of your data backed up.