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How to Download and Install Windows ADK for Windows 10

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Introduction

The steps in this guide demos how to download and install Windows ADK for windows 10.

Steps to Install Windows ADK for Windows 10

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a software with a set of tolls to automate deployment of Windows 10 on a large scale.

Some of the tools in Windows ADK are:

  • Windows Assessment and Windows Performance Toolkits
  • WinPE and Sysprep (Plus other Windows 10 deployment tool kits)
Prior to Windows 10, version 1809 Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is no longer part of the ADK. WinPE is now a separate download. To install WinPE, click Download the Windows PE add-on for the ADK.

This guide high-level steps covered in this guide are:

  1. Download Windows ADK for Windows 10
  2. Install Windows ADK for Windows 10
  3. Download and Install WinPE Add-on
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Steps to Download Windows ADK for Windows 10

  • Visit the Windows 10 ADK download site. The click the link for the latest version of Windows 10 ADK link.
  • Scroll down the page to the ADK download links. Then click the link for the latest Windows 10 version. As at the time of writing this guide, the latest version of Windows 10 is 1903.
Steps to Download Windows ADK for Windows 10
  • Save the file to your computer.
Steps to Download Windows ADK for Windows 10

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Install Windows ADK for Windows 10

How to Download and Install Windows ADK for Windows 10

To install the ADK, follow the steps below:

  • Open the folder you saved the downloaded ADK file. Then double-click it to begin install.
Install Windows ADK for Windows 10
  • At the first screen of the installation, select the first option (default). You may change the installation path. When you finish click Next.
Install Windows ADK for Windows 10
  • Then on the Windows Kits Privacy screen, select an option. Then click Next.
  • As expected, you will be required to accept the Software license agreement. To continue, click Accept.
  • Windows ADK has different tools you can install. The default selections are shown in the image below. For most applications, the default installation is okay. But if you need any of the other tools, check them. Then click Install.
  • When the installation is completed, click Close.

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Download and Install WinPE Add-on

I mentioned earlier that starting from version 1809, WinPE is no longer included in ADK tool. If you need WinPE, here are the steps to download and install it:

windows adk for windows 10
  • Save the file to your computer.
windows adk for windows 10
  • To install WinPE add-on, open where you saved the file and double-click it.
windows adk for windows 10
  • The WinPE add-on installer will detect the path you installed ADK. You have to install WinPE in the same path. To proceed, click Next.
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  • Then, on the Windows Kits Privacy screen select an option and click Next.
  • At the License Agreement screen, click Accept.
  • Finally, at the Select the features you want to install screen click Install.

Conclusion

If you want to deploy Windows 10 in a large scale you need Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This guide covered how to download install ADK for Windows 10.

You can also combine this tool and Windows Deployment Server to help with your automation.

Want more Windows guides? Visit our Windows How To page.


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