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ADK windows 8.1

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Hi,

I am trying to get my head around the MDT2013 & the ADK

My question is why it is called ADK for Windows 8.1?

Can it be used for Windows 7, windows 8 etc......?

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Assessment and development kit for wins 8.1, no you cannot use it on windows 7
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Any kit that will work across multiple platforms?

If wanted to use 7, do I need to install the ADK for W7? Can they run side by side (7 & 8)?

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by:Natty Greg
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No, it causes windows deployment issues, each one must be run on its own OS.
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Hi natty,

I am aware that this is a bit off the question now...but:

I understood that the ADK was installed on the Deployment server.

How do you do when you need to deploy windows 7 & windows 8 if the install need to be on separate OS?

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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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All that MDT uses from the ADK are the Deployment Tools (windows pe 5.0/ dism / etc).. This allows litetouch to create a bootable installation disk /usb drive.  MDT uses these tools to install the .wim files and to process the script files. This has no effect on the actual operating system being installed / refreshed / captured.
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