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

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  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.

Comments (5)

  1. Daniel Lemire says:

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

  2. Keith Combs says:

    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.

  3. Andre.Ziegler says:


    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?


  4. Keith Combs says:

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

  5. Andre.Ziegler says:

    Hi Keith,

    ok, thanks for the answer.

    best regards