Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8, 8.1 or 10

May 12, 2023

Before making Windows PE bootable CD in Windows 8/8.1/10, you may need to download and install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).

What is Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)?

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a tool that can be used to customize Windows images for large-scale deployment to test the quality and performance of your system, its added components, and the applications running on it.  



Download Windows ADK for Windows 8/8.1/10

When you try to create bootable media for AOMEI Partition Assistant or AOMEI Backupper, it may fail to do so as the program can not find the necessary environment to create the bootable media, in this case, Installing Windows ADK toolkit (with Windows PE feature selected) is required.

You can download Windows ADK from Microsoft's official site and then install it on your Windows 8/8.1/10 computer.  Click here to realize the detailed steps about how to install ADK for Windows. If you are running Windows 7 or XP, you need to download AIK for deployment. 

Note: Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is released separately from the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). To add Windows PE to your ADK installation, download the Windows PE Addon and run the included installer after installing the ADK. This change enables post-RTM updates to tools in the ADK. After you run the installer, the WinPE files will be in the same location as they were in previous ADK installs.