Windows Automated Installation Kit is a collection of tools designed to support the installation, configuration, and deployment of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. WAIK was replaced by the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) which supports Windows 8 and later.

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With DISM, what's the difference between capturing an image and modifying it offline?

It seems there are two ways to go about making a customized or 'thick' image. Install everything you want in a reference machine (preferably a VM) and 'capture' the new operating for use as an ...
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Capturing Windows 7 with DISM or ImageX

From wikipedia Before Window Server 2012 and Windows 8, DISM had incorporated the majority of ImageX functions but not all; ImageX was still needed for image capture.However, DISM deprecated ...
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What format/algorithm is the hashed password in Windows 7 answer files?

I created an answer file using Windows System Image Manager (SIM). I stored the password and set it to hidden, resulting in some form of hashed password. Does anyone know what format this takes? I ...
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Where is the unattend file stored after you install Windows?

I have been working with the Windows Automated Installation toolkit and FOG lately, and have made several over the past month or so. Something I've noticed when running sysprep after setting up an ...
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Install WAIK installation images over PXE

I setup a PXE Server and use it to serve some tools and live systems over the network (Setup with Debian Wheezy, tftpd-hpa, isc-dhcpd and nfs-kernel-server) and would like to deploy Windows ...
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Integrating language pack in Windows 7 disc

how can I bundle a missing language pack in windows 7 installation disc with the WAIK tool from MS, and making it the default Windows language?
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Customize Windows Vista installation DVD from Windows 8.1

I know that there is a software called vLite that can help me do this, but it requires me to have Vista installed in order to run it. How can I customize an ISO image file of Windows Vista from a ...
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Is WinPE-SRT not in the WAIK anymore?

I am trying to build a WindowsPE recovery disk. I noticed that winpe-srt.cab is missing from my WAIK installation. I do not see a \Recovery folder nor do I see a WinPE_OCs, I only see a WinPE_FPs. ...
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Adding a custom page to Windows 8 installation

I am trying to figure out if its possible to add a custom page during an OEM Windows 8 installation that asks the user if he/she wants to enroll in a service. The page will have some information about ...
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Is it possible to have the technician and the reference computer on the same computer; windows7 with WAIK?

Can you have both the technician and the reference computer on the same computer; windows7 with WAIK? You take an image an put it under c:\Images for example. So you both capture from the same and ...
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Windows System Image Manager can't validate my answer

Problem When I do my modifications and I apply to "validate answer" I get a lot of errors In the picture you can see the WSIM version I'm using (6.2.9200), ...The errors in the picture are saying ...
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How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD?

I decided to install Windows 8 on my home machine this weekend. I've already downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation iso, however we just got done moving and somewhere in the chaos I've ...
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How do I integrate SP1 and SP2 for Windows Vista?

I would like to integrate SP1 and SP2 in one single Windows Vista DVD setup disc. There is one popular article on TechRepublic on how to "reverse integrate" SP1 and SP2 for Vista. But the article is ...
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Create Windows 7 Intallation DVD from Existing installation

Is it possible to create a windows installation DVD from an existing Windows Installation? I just wanted a software like Remastersys On Ubuntu. Even if the other softwares are not saved, its OK. Is ...
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Formatting destination HDD with an unattend.xml file from WDS

When deploying a Windows 7 image using WDS, everything is as I'd like it to be apart from having to choose the drive and format it. If I forget to do this it installs over the existing partition. I ...
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WinPE boot disc containing files outside of ramdisk

I am using WAIK for Windows 7 to create a "restore disc" I have created a WIM image for the computer, and put it on a WinPE disc. However, when the computer boots up, it states that it is too large ...
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Automatically Boot CD

With a WinPE CD I always get the prompt "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD". How can I create a CD that automatically boots to CD without the prompt?
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Windows 7: Moving Program Files location during install using unattend.xml

I am planning on using an unattend.xml to create a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit setup with Users and ProgramData on a 2nd drive. I have found many samples of how to do this (see below). However I would ...