Express Deployment Tool (EDT)

Microsoft has updated the Express Deployment Tool (EDT) to help system builders quickly, easily, and correctly deploy PCs with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

How EDT works | Download EDT | Deployment Guide

Why use the EDT?

The EDT makes it easier to install Windows 8.1 and additional software and to create a consistent branded and customized end-user experience.

The EDT also helps you:

  • Save time and money by greatly reducing the time required to install and deploy OEM software with the EDT’s intuitive, wizard-based interface.
  • Ensure a better user experience, reduce support issues with easy updates that maintain image quality, and help provide a trouble-free, out-of-box experience for your customers.
  • Promote your business and drive revenue from add-on products and services by adding your brand and website links to your customers’ system images.

How the EDT works

Download and install EDT and the Windows ADK. Create, store, and service your custom images. Redeploy your custom images in minutes.

Download the Express Deployment Tool

Download the EDT Deployment Guide      

To run the Express Deployment Tool (EDT), you will need the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and OPK tools and bits for the software that you want to install.

EDT supports the preinstallation of:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Office 2013 SP1

This current version also includes the following improvements:

  • Supports OEM Activation 3.0
  • The ability to build your Windows 8.1 Start Screen before you deploy
  • Support for WIMBoot, a Windows 8.1 feature for installing Windows on small storage areas such as 16 GB
  • Support for push button reset and easy recovery method for end users should they wish to reset their PC
  • Updated deployment environment with an easier deployment GUI
  • The ability to customize or update images offline or online
  • A wizard-based interface

Technical resources

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