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.

What's new in ADK tools for Windows 10, version 1803.

For Windows 10 IoT Core, also download the IoT Core Add-Ins.

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 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 What's new in ADK for Windows 8
AIK for Windows 7 WAIK for Windows 7 Readme
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).