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 Technical Downloads

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 Language Interface Packs Provides partially translated versions of the most widely used areas of Windows. 11/2/12
Windows Server 2012 Language Packs Provides a multilingual user interface in a Windows Server 2012 environment. 10/9/12
Express Deployment Tool 1.2.5 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. 7/5/12
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 virtualisation 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 virtualisation 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
Microsoft System Builder Bypass Tool Allows you to install critical updates on new PCs without activating or validating as required by Windows Genuine Advantage. For Windows XP and Windows Vista only. 2/24/09
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Hyper-V Server is a 64-bit, stand-alone product that provides tools and services for creating a virtualised server computing environment. 10/31/08
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 Centre
    Find technical files for all Microsoft products. These downloads include device drivers, service packs and patches, as well as full products.
  • Microsoft Product Catalogue
    Search for Microsoft products in the Product and Technology Catalogue.
  • 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, submit your hardware and drivers for Windows 7, distribute certified drivers by using Windows Update and more.

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