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The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy the Windows operating systems to new computers. The Windows ADK includes components that were previously released as part of the OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) for earlier versions of Windows, such as:

  • Windows Preinstallation Environment. A minimal operating system designed to prepare a computer for installation and servicing of Windows.
  • Deployment tools. Tools to help you customize, manage, and deploy Windows images. They also automate Windows deployments, removing user interaction during Windows setup.

Language Interface Packs for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 8.1

Preinstall Language Interface Packs on any edition of Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 8.1, providing a translated version of the most widely used dialog boxes, menu items, and Help content.

Deploying Windows 8.1 by using the Express Deployment Tool

You can also preinstall Windows 8.1 by using the Express Deployment Tool (EDT). The EDT helps you quickly, easily, and correctly deploy PCs with Windows 8.1, creating a consistent branded and customized experience for your customers.

Finding updates and hotfixes for new and existing installations

Whether you’re creating new installations or working on existing ones, it’s important to know about the latest Windows updates and hotfixes. To find the latest information about Windows 8.1 Update, the Windows 8.1 Update Language Interface Packs, and a monthly list of technical bulletins, visit the Updates and hotfixes page.

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