How to install (update) Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7 SP1 on Windows Server (existing WAIK installation)

Add a comment juin 18th, 2011

Hi all,

Just a little post for you explain How to install (update) WAIK for Windows 7 SP1.

What’s Windows Automated Installation Kit?

Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.1 is being released as an Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) supplement for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Windows PE 3.1 includes all optional components and language packs. You can apply these optional components and language packs to customize the boot.wim and winre.wim images that are part of the Windows 7 SP1 installation media.


First step, download the WAIK for Windows SP1 (waik_supplement_fr-fr.iso) HERE

In second step decompress or mount the iso files and replace all folders and files (see the copy screen, click on the picture):

Use this command for install:

xcopy G:\ « C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools » /ERDY

where G:\ is the root directory of the ISO image.


This supplement is optional. If you do not need to modify the SP1 boot.wim and winre.wim files, you can continue to use the Windows 7 RTM tools, including WinPE 3.0, without installing this supplement. You can obtain the Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) that was released with Windows 7 RTM here.


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