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 / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • To check the Windows 11 ISO hash value, open PowerShell (admin), run the “Get-FileHash C:\PATH\TO\WINDOWS11.ISO” command and compare the results with the official list hash values.

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

What’s a hash value?

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, I will teach you the steps to confirm whether an ISO installation image is original or has 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 SHA256 hash

  4. In the command, 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 can confirm whether the file has been corrupted, tampered with, or altered from the original.

Windows 11 ISO hash value list

This list includes the SHA256 results to verify the official (Win11_23H2_English_x64v2.iso) ISO file of Windows 11 in 2024:

  • Arabic 64-bit: 5E7E5CCF9452E0CF7867931BDA0FB236E5DFBFC4835504FF5E47577D0DF0DF7A
  • Bulgarian 64-bit: 54530A0B2C194B79F7B718FEFCA1FE842C849EEFEDFBBAAF2BC9D1A588A83507
  • Chinese Simplified 64-bit: 953F9ECD3307A92FB5DAF12E3FE05603FE63181F6ABC0B08B42E632E09510E39
  • Chinese Traditional 64-bit: 4618D5DBFCA36C2A66EEC8A3E7BA3F1C10F74BBBC98C7111D994BE436AD4B379
  • Croatian 64-bit: EF07A4FA11545937EA2C2A4BC889D95545956EFA690C59689C7FB1942F9D331D
  • Czech 64-bit: CB3380DC681A62D477995A8F7DCA26484E3C96D94F0719A0EB0A9A72C8057D2D
  • Danish 64-bit: CA2CFE0CDB664FD1A35577F4A575A1F47FDF08B2C67318B6887E260C6CB62755
  • Dutch 64-bit: 694D11BA2FA07FAA7AC67559B8069E0D336723CC83F6DC71799DAB878AC1C329
  • English 64-bit: 36DE5ECB7A0DAA58DCE68C03B9465A543ED0F5498AA8AE60AB45FB7C8C4AE402
  • English International 64-bit: 705AC061688FFD7F5721DA844D01DF85433856EAFAA8441ECE94B270685CA2DB
  • Estonian 64-bit: 5CE2B65115C2F8B50508D3B372E476947E91A39B74DEBEECC0AB9D55EE8B0475
  • Finnish 64-bit: B25B0EE85437825C5BDA15B87360262F61420C4F863C148DF84C72FF38875722
  • French 64-bit: E9E89DB9BE21370FC09750747903CE34189C1656D54E5624E14B70ACB1869674
  • French Canadian 64-bit: FBAE84D2827EF9E2CF0D0E8BA20A336934B8861EE6FA5784654F129CA6BE33C3
  • German 64-bit: 9BD27FD71714D7458D88B537DB74DE115CE7585FCD78783ED38D96A544017B68
  • Greek 64-bit: 7253C3FA83EADB15180193779E06A754731C40B49A1BDFBB1C14EC860A4AA6EB
  • Hebrew 64-bit: 88AE7E7C9D12DBCC744E8BD62AEFF4E5B7805FFC62117EF24AC02A7F0391AEA4
  • Hungarian 64-bit: A6DBD39395C43AAFA0671CD4587CCE43711FD5B04157FF5F5D8437EC7692984F
  • Italian 64-bit: 64B706910AAA1A5F50C7CF053B2465C18EDE6217F66C469FECBAEC7B293C21D9
  • Japanese 64-bit: BCAB6D85351DAF493DE1EE5B1E73923CB46B24D8BA1B02358ECA4DCB5480DF03
  • Korean 64-bit: 9C49E707B03CA32FB10F3FFED04D855B06AAC238A50FCAE827DCE7E852718DC2
  • Latvian 64-bit: 7394EFA3FB999A0D7497ACA6548D7CEDF43F880B0D4BA71F710211F210DB1115
  • Lithuanian 64-bit: 68528D1ECE001F92BE6574CAB8E0A55FB45FD3B3D905905D2EE2BD527E79072F
  • Norwegian 64-bit: 12DB26712076F29E7509B5B6393F6EF3089D6DECE660F508F7384705D54D608B
  • Polish 64-bit: 8E5C0C7D9972B1632AC32710C8081B2E80E76DAAF756153F460B827B91D12197
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) 64-bit: 185E1D1511C092E9B53580193789C378A7344C2948DF3D6E68E7695E3C02A964
  • Portuguese 64-bit: 5B3FB09F05A703E9C0F3BD18DEAE56E20129B1DE9C0BCCB0185A15F351E07061
  • Romanian 64-bit: 616068F8F6857E1FA35D0B35D43421381D06F1B794C8E017C85F538C775177A2
  • Russian 64-bit: 0812CAA1BB47BFB916EE66D34EA9A8E673CC1AA200212483FC54CED0D885FC99
  • Serbian Latin 64-bit: D81E7C39C8AE620FAC60139D884BBEEC5573B94527DA823DF168D948F199A91D
  • Slovak 64-bit: F9B6020828C7957E2590845EEEEC2CDA7B757388BA76D0812038AC4F83812CEC
  • Slovenian 64-bit: D6F125AF2E0B7690DFBFD87E037CCBDEB87C45E5889A5F90594DF084361D4939
  • Spanish 64-bit: 5210DEEDB54D373DCCBF4A164BE9D8A010EF867AF4FC66856443450E89119DC8
  • Spanish (Mexico) 64-bit: F9906A938C3B1FAA3E901AB4A3E86B81F31D0BD8076FF858A845EA8F5FD68D37
  • Swedish 64-bit: 475377D7714CE0AD4790E50693ABE09AF3BCFBD7203C47DCB50A547DB92D3D9D
  • Thai 64-bit: 72C9A870884819B0F89A1EA50F7F2E413CFC3AC00511B20EEFEBE5F1E0C90FD4
  • Turkish 64-bit: 5408923C251599E7FD8F29784D87425B553DB5B85E11DD0658CC3F52DF698A4E
  • Ukrainian 64-bit: 8F38F2F75B2DD22675DFA85976224C64FC04F94313BA1452F7B9D65C8A4D11CA

It’s important to note that hash values will change depending on the ISO version. If you download the image file from a source other than Microsoft, the hash value will likely not match.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].