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With the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1(SP1) we have also released a new version of the Windows 7 AIK or WAIK. The SP1 version is more of a supplement to the current version and not a full replacement of the AIK.
The update includes an update to Windows PE (WINPE) that includes the following
The contents of the ISO are:
11/26/2010 07:32 PM <DIR> X86
11/26/2010 07:33 PM <DIR> IA64
11/26/2010 07:32 PM <DIR> AMD64
11/04/2010 09:18 PM 3,485 SETSANPOLICY.CMD
11/20/2010 07:21 AM 110,080 SSSHIM.DLL
11/04/2010 09:18 PM 806 PESETENV.CMD
11/04/2010 09:18 PM 2,084 COPYPE.CMD
It should be noted that unless you have a need for these updates in your deployment you may continue to use the current version of Windows PE (3.0).
The ISO can be downloaded from the following link:
The ISO does not contain instructions for installation. More information on the update can be found at the following location: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349350(WS.10).aspx.
To install the updated WINPE you copy the contents of the ISO over top of the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools
You should choose to overwrite the files. It basically replaces all the WINPE specific files and Optional Components (OC’S).
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More information on the use of the updated WINPE 3.1 can be found at the following blog:
I hope this helps explain the new supplement and how to install it.
Scott McArthur Senior Support Escalation Engineer Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support
You say this is not a replacement for the older version of "Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit". I asked this question in a Microsoft forum and was directed to read your post and Im still confused. So let me try to re-phrase my question so that I can get a direct straight forward answer.
Let's pretend I have never installed any "WAIK" kit in my life and I want to do so now. Is the first release of the "WAIK for Windows 7" a pre-requisite to installing the "WAIK SP1 Supplement" or will the "WAIK for windows 7 SP1" stand on its own two feet as a stand-alone installer without downloading and installing the "original" WAIK for Windows 7?
You need Windows 7 AIK before you can "install" manually WAIK 7 SP1.
download, mount and install KB3AIK_EN.iso
download, mount and copy content from waik_supplement_en-us.iso to C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools, overwriting all
enjoy ! :-)
Could the regular WAIK ISO be updated? It seems a self-extracting archive would be more appropriate than an ISO file...
Thanks for the to-the-point info :)
Another retarded move by Microsoft...
Great blog post! I'm glad we have new WinPE boot images. Any idea when we'll see PowerShell / .NET support in WinPE? I think WinPE is the last remaining gap for Windows PowerShell to really nail the coffin into VBscript!
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Sure would be nice for a Setup.exe. OMG get a clue MS!