Download and Mount Windows AIK or ADK

by Max / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / UPDATED in Help

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)

Version Platform (Windows 8 and below) Size Link
3.0 KB3AIK_EN.iso Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008,
Windows Home Server 2011,
Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011,
Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32 bit and 64 bit)
1.7GB Download from Microsoft

Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)

Version Platform (Windows 8 and above) Size Link
PE4.0 for Windows 8 Windows 8/8.1,
Windows 10
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2012,
2.5GB Download from Microsoft

Windows Automated Installation Kit, AIK, is needed when you want to create Windows PE images or bootable ISO file in Windows XP and Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 and Server OS before it. There're two versions of AIK from Microsoft, click one to download according to your system.

File Size:
File Name:
Supported OS:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with KB926044
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 with KB926044
Microsoft download center:
File Size:
File Name:
Supported OS:
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 family
  • Windows 7 family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 family
Microsoft download center:

To install Windows AIK ISO file, we need to burn it to bootable CD and run iso file from it; or we can directly run it though Virtual CD-ROM software. Choose one in this kind and download, small in size and green in programming are requirements for selection. MagicISO is one of them. Here're the steps to install ISO file from it:

  1. Right-click on the ISO file you just downloaded and choose MagicISO > Mount KB3AIK_EN.iso > click the file path;
  2. Then AutoPlay window pops up like we inserted a CD/DVD in and click Run StartCD.exe;
  3. Follow Setup wizard in this file to install AIK;

When it finished, run Macrorit Partition Expert again, in the main window click Build Bootable CD and click NEXT to create this partition software's ISO file. Check tutorial here.