How to verify Windows 11 ISO file authenticity with PowerShell

You can check the Windows 11 ISO file hash to verify its authenticity, and here's how.

Windows 11 ISO hash verification
Windows 11 ISO hash verification

When you download the Windows 11 ISO file, you can verify the data integrity and authenticity to make sure that the file has not been corrupted, tampered with, or altered in any way. You can do this with a PowerShell command and compare the result with the hash published by Microsoft.

A hash is a numeric value that uniquely identifies data calculated using the original data, in this case, the contents of the ISO file. If the contents change in any way, when verifying the file, the hash number will change, indicating that the file isn’t original.

If the Windows 11 ISO file fails to create a USB flash drive, and the hash number doesn’t match the original value, you may need to download the file again, as trying to use it may prevent you from completing the installation successfully.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to confirm whether an ISO installation image is original, or it’s been corrupted or altered.

Check Windows 11 ISO file hash with PowerShell

To verify a Windows 11 ISO file download, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to verify the ISO file and press Enter:

    Get-FileHash C:\PATH\TO\WINDOWS11.ISO

    Windows 11 ISO hash

  4. In the command, make sure to update the path with the location and the name of the Windows 11 ISO file.

  5. Confirm the SHA256 (hash) output with the information below.

    Quick tip: You can copy the output and use the Ctrl + F shortcut to find the hash in the list below.

Once you complete the steps, you will be able to confirm whether the file has been corrupted, tampered with,  or altered from the original.

Windows 11 ISO hash value list

Here’s the list of SHA256 results to verify the official ISO file of Windows 11:

  • Arabic: DD7518251F9A11F5D38FAF3419CB758498A0B20F67949DA19071C90A83DD7A30
  • Brazilian Portuguese: 3EAEAC7A1FE434F5CF98D8F9E7E7FC767974025507A88AF300BA1888002D5050
  • Bulgarian: D87A74C96AE0DF21D5647840CDC919A9A19C5AD664E4CBA8D6033913EE464BE0
  • Chinese Simplified: 47B8D4105BF48BA7A2827D037CCF1635035AFEFA48E168045F7B9D76F54DBE8F
  • Chinese Traditional: D3C0FE9035FEAD40B095BF2DDF4DDA8723A865AEEE1AB8470FE7A1EC3939315E
  • Croatian: CF7EB9DD3349BD651D9C287E4B1DD9F98C5B875AB3642DA0414C129E26E6DDAF
  • Czech: 0930BB91585024EB3D51BA96DC091F95CC2D06950B0138C81323FCB79E234307
  • Danish: C3D89DA433028B30C8F731473D4F4F8F7289671E792DF06A9494F4DD018F1D6A
  • Dutch: A299E00AFA61736D3E7845D52A1E0751A0A1B7F319C3C43411E379A7963055CE
  • English: 667BD113A4DEB717BC49251E7BDC9F09C2DB4577481DDFBCE376436BEB9D1D2F
  • English International: B117FE6A87E8707FB2E228591F1CFF3C062C08679F2D856D48D01BE5A052BB30
  • Estonian: D67D2000D3C7C7836FFB4847CFBED9AE5C5178C6347B247B358E5F4A1B2E15EC
  • Finnish: DEF60158FEC0BDA10436FF1B4E8B18EBE9A8436D29604FC5C6F0CB040588C0BF
  • French: B876CFF4F323B0371C7758BAD62DBDBD60164F4876692B6CBA34CB1DF2E309C3
  • French Canadian: 77ABA6CE45F04C2B5F820F4936E0A33170C73DED65FC51C0D3EB52974714F0A6
  • German: A26C45DE58D2D481E4B2E2974C8CB47E46F4E45530F7DD535E5012E359F292FB
  • Greek: 917DE5BA447762CB6D5990BFFF5AB3A060551CAE499543F3BEC2FBCE7FCB7FF4
  • Hebrew: 4C4C1E1943FFD3D25FBD434DD18830C8ED5DC7063A19941D3FE508D43E4B0685
  • Hungarian: E511469847F0DDD9F70D2CFEAB5A00C8E5883F9F6A7C34B6C33F9E3E1052825D
  • Italian: 5776F686C23C6EB0BCC9FBB773C643938DE820753F41BC985566A1229128B068
  • Japanese: 6497E837C0A34EA87B8C8D49D2DECF52AC180E8F929FD097049F537658A32FD3
  • Korean: D79FB9A622A1624A0C9EF09E440E614D288B0C93081792586A119389E62D95D7
  • Latvian: 400D18D129FBE0EF107A93F301718E193F1FEE36756E9333BCBA3314F67D4DB2
  • Lithuanian: C5CC4EB46669D275E506ADFA6C648E67CEF1717E50D2B73AAFA316638E3FF8C0
  • Norwegian: 7A8574FACA1C19EE226AC84D4782554C71CADB771B316DE0B8E1475109325CC8
  • Polish: D0556C19F36DB362DFF59FEB6A05FB4124A3F259E7889EB45822C0E4A7B696E7
  • Portuguese: A53DAAEA4CB0E749C662104D61A4D90C2503CE71FEDD25EDAE3143BAE36DFE04
  • Romanian: A21664569B8BBE529E6DE005D524AA143615E46AD3CAA3D505048C7C17C3F6AA
  • Russian: 3B93B55BB974212598B57FC5191598CD8E054D3C948FE55879B2FBE3613A4876
  • Serbian Latin: 1844841F7F420A966DB9FFE97C509593B6A1A397DCC5B991142689FC6B7C668F
  • Slovak: CE1574C06CA98D951D9F1DD479E708F259979B82D3AB988094A5BB3DD1117170
  • Slovenian: B4A1F90FF94B2C12D987F41BE969A29A7E0B059EC16E5D1892A60F245326AAD0
  • Spanish: 83A405D023CC6D97308560D3FB3F240584AFB88C589988EDA71A4D26E2B13E43
  • Spanish (Mexico): 026C8459B33AE66F0D18A3E491BE003D2C808965A71F721E3D928E1EE3F0555C
  • Swedish: B6A79EAC9FE852631E5AC6331C6E34583D27B50A313AEA978E3E63733E146F5B
  • Thai: 9B628661C8EECA8CADDE6832C0D917F5F0F096D5BE1E0ACC7669A2C00114B3B3
  • Turkish: C5B71F1CA4A05C2F55A2FE4B3A8686250537567D2C9950949DB03C141C556562
  • Ukrainian: 80AC726C0778835C5DC915CE6A3EF76343DE99F69716B96D13D496F97F34F9EC
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