Free Guide of Downloading and Installation of Windows AIK/ADK if Required

If you are required for downloading the Windows AIK/ADK when using some software or some functions, you may follow this guide to get Windows AIK/ADK installed.


Windows AIK is short for Windows Automated Installation Kit (Win8 excluded)

Windows ADK is short for Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (for Windows 10, 8, 8.1)

Windows AIK Download

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)
Version Platform Size Link
3.0 KB3AIK_EN.iso Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011, and Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32 bit and 64 bit) 1.7GB Download from Microsoft Download Center

ADK Download (for Windows 10, 8/8.1)

Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)
Version Platform Size Link
PE4.0 for Windows 8 Windows 10, 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 2.5GB Download from Microsoft Download Center


Note: Virtual CD-ROM software is required for the next step after you downloaded Windows AIK/ADK ISO file:

Here are a few well-known virtual cd-rom freeware for you to use.

1, MagicDisc, also named as MagicISO virtual CD/DVD-ROM

2, virtual CloneDrive

3, Gizmo Drive

Here we take MagicDisc as an example for this job.

step1. Download the latest version of MagicISO from its official site and then get it installed on your PC;

step2. Get started by right clicking the previous downloaded Windows AIK ISO file->select MagicISO->Mount->the ISO file path, the following photo displays the path of this job;


step3. And then it would show a window for choice, here go to "Run StartCD.exe". And then follow the setup wizard to get Windows AIK installed on your PC.


Note: If your PC is running Windows 8/8.1, Windows ADK should be the right choice for you to create bootable disc. Windows ADK download package is listed on the front of this page.


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