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Windows Automated Install Kit (WAIK) - published again with new languages in WinPE

Windows Automated Install Kit (WAIK) - published again with new languages in WinPE

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The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 family of operating systems. 

The WAIK was re-published to the download center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=696dd665-9f76-4177-a811-39c26d3b3b34.  Looks like the only thing that was added were some languages to Windows PE.

[UPDATE for 11/2/2010] Please disregard this blog post.  The product group has now clarified nothing changed in the .ISO and they only changed the version number on the manifest for the download center.  I am not happy about that.  Sorry for the false alarm.  I received some bad information.  Next time I’ll double check first.

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  • Thanks for noting this Keith.  I saw that come out last week, but I was unable to figure out what was different.  Mystery solved!

  • Welcome.  I also mentioned to the team it would be beneficial to us if they would provide a change log or something with that type of information.

  • Hi,

    when I download the ISO (DE, EN) it has the same date and file hash like the old version from 2009. I can't see any difference.

    Any ideas?

    André

  • The product has now stated the only thing that changed is the version number of the download center manifest. Not happy about it.

  • Hi Keith,

    ok, thanks for the answer.

    best regards

    André