Download and install the Windows ADK

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) has the tools you need to customize Windows images for large-scale deployment, and to test the quality and performance of your system, its added components, and the applications running on it. The latest version of this kit is available for download below.

Windows Insiders can also get the Windows ADK Insider Preview.

By default, the ADK is installed using an online installer and GUI. If you have a scenario where you cannot use the online ADK installer with GUI, see Install the ADK offline.

Download the latest Windows ADK

Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1709

The latest version of the Windows ADK includes:

  • The Windows Assessment Toolkit and the Windows Performance Toolkit to assess the quality and performance of systems or components.
  • Deployment tools such as WinPE, Sysprep, DISM and other tools that you can use to customize and deploy Windows 10 images.

See What's new in ADK tools to learn more about the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1709.

Other ADK downloads

ADK version Description
Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703 You must use Windows 10, version 1703, with this version of the Windows ADK and the Windows 10 IoT Core ADK Add-Ons for version 1703. Learn more.
Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 You must use Windows 10, version 1607, with this version of the Windows ADK and the Windows 10 IoT Core ADK Add-Ons for version 1607. Learn more.
Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Update The Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Update includes new OEM-specific tools to reduce the amount of space Windows uses on solid state storage devices. Learn more.
Windows 10 IoT Core ADK Add-Ons The IoT Core ADK Add-Ons include OEM-specific tools to help you create images for your devices with Windows apps, BSPs, drivers, and other chosen features. Learn more.

For older versions of Windows:

Install the ADK

Install the ADK based on what works best for your environment.

Windows ADK tools for IT pros

Windows ADK contains core assessment and deployment tools that IT Pros can use to deploy Windows 10 company-wide, including the User State Migration Tool (USMT) and Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT).