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Find software downloads, service packs, and OEM tools for preinstalling Windows operating systems, servers, and applications. Also locate deployment guides and additional Microsoft technical resources and tools.

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OEM software, preinstallation tools, and related resources
Windows Microsoft Office ADK and OPKs Deployment Guides Internet and PC Tools
Program/Tool Description Updated
Windows 8.1 Update Enables you to download the Windows 8.1 Update to update existing installations of Windows 8.1, or to get the re-released full media through your preferred Authorized Distributor. 04/09/14
Windows 8.1 Update Language Interface Packs Provides partially translated versions of the most widely used areas of Windows 8.1. Install after the Windows 8.1 Update has been applied. 04/09/14
Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Enables you to download the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to update existing installations of Windows Server 2012 R2, or to get the re-released full media through your preferred Authorized Distributor. 04/09/14
Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Language Packs Provides a multilingual user interface in Windows Server 2012 R2 environments. Install after the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update has been applied. 04/09/14
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Language Packs Provides a multilingual user interface in Windows Server 2012 environments. 03/18/14
Windows 8.1 Language Interface Packs Provides partially translated versions of the most widely used areas of Windows. 02/07/14
Express Deployment Tool Deploy Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 onto new PCs. 5/5/14
Express Deployment Tool v1.2.5
.zip 6.46 MB
Deploy Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Small Business Server 2011, Windows Storage Server, Microsoft Office 2010, PC Essentials, Microsoft Security Essentials, Skype, and selected third-party applications onto new PCs. 6/18/12
Windows 7 Value Pack Consolidates Microsoft Security Essentials, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials, IE9, Skype, and Windows 7 Language Interface Packs into one DVD to easily preinstall onto your customer PCs. 6/13/12
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Includes all previously released updates since Service Pack (SP1), supports new types of hardware, and adds support for several emerging standards. 7/6/11
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Includes previous updates delivered over Windows Updates as well as continuing incremental updates based on customer feedback. Also includes enhanced virtualization features. 2/22/11
Windows 7 Language Interface Packs Provides partially translated versions of the most widely used areas of Windows. 5/26/10
Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Update Enables PCs without hardware virtualization to take advantage of Windows XP Mode. Install this update with the Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC software. 3/18/10
Windows Application Compatibility Update Improves the compatibility experience in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008. 2/23/10
Windows XP Mode Enables you to run legacy Windows XP applications directly from the Windows 7 desktop. 10/12/09
Windows Virtual PC Enables you to run legacy Windows XP applications directly from the Windows 7 desktop. 10/12/09
Windows Server 2008 Language Interface Packs Provides partially translated versions of the most widely used areas of Windows Server 2008. 2/6/08

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Microsoft download and update sites

  • Microsoft Updates
    Use the Microsoft Update site to equip systems with the latest critical security updates, service packs, and device drivers. Direct your customers to this site to find the latest updates to the Windows software you have preinstalled.
  • Microsoft Office Updates
    Find the latest downloads to enhance Microsoft Office suites, including templates, a graphic gallery, and Office e-services. Customers can also find the latest updates to the Office software you have preinstalled.
  • Microsoft Download Center
    Find technical files for all Microsoft products. These downloads include device drivers, service packs, and patches, as well as full products.
  • Microsoft Product Catalog
    Search for Microsoft products in the Product and Technology Catalog.
  • Virus Alerts
    See descriptions of the latest virus alerts and learn how to protect your system from viruses, worms, and spam.

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TechNet Support

  • TechNet Support

    Search for a solution, ask a question in the forums, or find additional support assistance.

  • Updates and Hotfixes

    Review Microsoft technical bulletins that are relevant to system builders. ​​​​​​​​​​​

  • How to Uninstall Windows 7

    This article discusses how to uninstall Windows 7 and revert to your previous operating system.

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Hardware

  • Windows Hardware Development
    Download the latest hardware development kits and tools, certify to get a logo, and submit your hardware and drivers for Windows 8, distribute certified drivers, and more.

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