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Microsoft Separates WinPE from the Windows 10 1809 ADK

Microsoft Separates WinPE from the Windows 10 1809 ADK
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The Windows 10 October Update is now available for those that don’t want to wait for it to reach their computer through Windows Update in the coming weeks. Microsoft has also released the Windows 10 1809 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). The ADK contains the tools needed to create and distribute custom images to corporate computers.

There’s a small change in this version of the ADK that IT Pros should be aware of. The Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE), which has always been included in the toolkit, is now a separate download.

Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is released separately from the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). To add Windows PE to your ADK installation, download the Windows PE Addon and run the included installer after installing the ADK. This change enables post-RTM updates to tools in the ADK. After you run the installer, the WinPE files will be in the same location as they were in previous ADK installs.

Download the ADK and WinPE: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install

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