Installing the WinPE5 (Windows 8.1 update) ADK


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Download and install the Windows 8.1 ADK installer to your SMP:

Windows 8.1 ADK

  1. Install to the default location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\) on your SMP, then click Next.
    NOTE: The batch file(s) to update the WIM files from WinPE5 to WinPE5.1 (HOWTO124073) use the default location. If you change the installation to another location the scripts will need to be modified.
  2. You may join the Microsoft customer experience program by clicking Next.  (It is not a requirement to join)
  3. Check only Deployment Tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), then click Next.
  4. Wait for the install of the ADK to finish. This will take a while.
  5. After the installation completes and BEFORE you import the ADK install to the console, be sure to upgrade the ADK installation to WinPE5.1 using the following article: