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 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, and other tools that you can use to customize and deploy Windows 10 images.

    Note

    Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is downloaded and installed separately from the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). To add Windows PE to your ADK installation, download and install the Windows PE add-on after installing the ADK.

Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10

The Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 2004 is the most recent version of the ADK for Windows 10. To download previous versions of the ADK, see Other ADK downloads.

Note

A Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 20H2, and Windows 10, version 21H1 will not be released. You can use the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 2004 to deploy these versions.

Download the ADK for Windows Server 2022

The ADK for Windows Server 2022 is designed for Windows Server 2022. Only use this version of the ADK if you're working with Windows Server 2022.

Note

The ADK and WinPE add-on for Windows Server 2022 are distributed as ISO files.

Other ADK downloads

ADK version and download link Description
ADK for Windows 10 Insider Preview Windows Insiders can download preview versions of the ADK. See what's new for Windows Insiders for Business.
ADK for Windows 10, version 1903 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1903.
You can use this version to deploy Windows 10, version 1909 as well.
Windows PE add-on for ADK, version 1903 Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) for Windows 10, version 1903
ADK for Windows 10, version 1809 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1809
Windows PE add-on for ADK, version 1809 New as of Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is avalable separately form the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
ADK for Windows 10, version 1803 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1803
ADK for Windows 10, version 1709 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1709.
For IoT Core for Windows 10, version 1709, also download the IoT Core Add-Ins v4.4.
ADK for Windows 10, version 1703 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1703.
For IoT Core for Windows 10, version 1703, also download the IoT Core Add-Ins v3.2.
ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 What's new in ADK for Windows 10, version 1607.
For IoT Core for Windows 10, version 1607, also download the IoT Core Add-Ins v2.0 (14393_v1).
ADK for Windows 8.1 Use the ADK for Windows 10, version 2004
  • Use the Windows Performance Toolkit for Windows 8.1 that's available in the Windows 8.1 SDK
  • Assessments are no longer available
Windows OEM HAL Extension Test Cert 2017 To use the Windows ADK to work with HAL Extensions, download and install the updated Windows OEM HAL Extension Test Cert 2017 (TEST ONLY) certificate. Learn more.

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).