Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK or WAIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Microsoft Windows operating systems. By using Windows AIK, administrators or users can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).

Microsoft updates Windows Automated Installation Kit with every major release of Windows OS such as version for Windows Vista SP1 and Server 2008. With the release of Windows 7 Beta, a new version of Windows AIK is now available for download. The new updated WAIK added support for Windows 7 operating system to help users to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 beta family of operating systems. Of course, existing operating system, such as Windows Server 2003 R2 SP3, Windows Vista family, Windows Server 2008 family including the Windows Server 2008 R2 family are also supported.

Windows Automated Installation Kit in ISO format in English, German and Japanese are now available for free download in Microsoft Download Center. The links to the download pages of WAIK and direct download links to the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta ) ISO image are listed below.

WAIK (English): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d&displaylang=en
WAIK (German): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=de&FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d
WAIK (Japanese): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=ja&FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d

Windows AIK ISO Image Direct Download Links

WAIK English: KB3AIK_EN.iso
WAIK German: KB3AIK_DE.iso
WAIK Japanese: KB3AIK_JA.iso

Update: Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 RC

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