Download Windows AIK and How to Install It?
Before you do
If you are using Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 2012 R2, there may be no need to download Windows AIK. You can directly make a Windows PE bootable CD with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
You must download Windows AIK if AOMEI Partition Assistant pops up a prompt window, you are required.
To create a WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) bootable CD with AOMEI Partition Assistant on Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008, you need to download Windows AIK.
The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)
Version Platform Size Link
3.0 KB3AIK_EN.iso Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011, and Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32 bit and 64 bit) 1.7GB Download from Microsoft Download Center
Windows AIK is short for Windows Automated Installation Kit. As its name displayed, it is a set of tools that could help you (mostly is OEM and IT professionals) to configure and deploy operating system to new hardware. In brief, that meant you could customize your own OS, as well as to create a WinPE bootable CD.
How to Install the Windows AIK ISO file?
After you downloaded Windows AIK ISO file, first you need virtual CD-ROM software and then you can install it on your computer. The following are concrete steps:
step1. Download the latest version of MagicISO (A virtual CD-ROM software, which is only about 3MB and supports working on all Windows operating systems) and install it;
step2. Right click on Windows AIK ISO file->select MagicISO->Mount->the ISO file path, like the picture shows;
step3. After that, in the popup window selects "Run StartCD.exe". And then follow the setup wizard to install Windows AIK on your computer.
Note: Windows AIK can not be installed on Windows 8/8.1, so if your system is Windows 8/8.1, you need to Download Windows ADK for creating bootable disc.