Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) is a software utility from Microsoft that helps system administrators to install, customize, manage and deploy the Microsoft Windows and Windows Server family of operating systems
Windows PE 3.1 Supplement
Windows® Pre installation 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.
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.
Side-by-side installation of multiple versions of the Windows AIK on the same computer is unsupported. If you require Windows PE 3.1, you must replace all Windows PE 3.0 base images, optional components, and language packs with the corresponding Windows PE 3.1 files from the supplement media.
New features in Windows PE 3.1
What’s new in Windows PE 3.1:
The number in the Version registry value is 3.1 to reflect the new Windows PE version.
The Windows PE 3.1 base image contains Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) binaries. These binaries are also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID: 979265 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206678).
Windows PE 3.1 includes 802.1x binaries as an optional component. The file name of this package is WinPE-Dot3Svc.cab. This optional component is also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID 972831(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206072).
The Windows PE 3.1 base image contains fixes that are related to 4k/512e drive support. These fixes are also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID: 982018 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206679).
Windows PE 3.1 includes bug fixes that are related to the Windows PE version that is included with Windows 7 SP1.
To install the WinPE 3.1 for Windows 7 SP1 supplement, mount the ISO image and copy the content on the DVD ISO image to replace the Windows AIK\Tools\PETools folder.
Installing Windows PE 3.1
To install the Windows PE 3.1 Windows AIK supplement, follow these steps:
1. Burn the Windows AIK supplement ISO image to DVD-ROM.
2. Open an elevated command prompt.
3. Replace the installed Windows PE 3.0 files with the corresponding Windows PE 3.1 files from the ISO. To do this, run the following command:
xcopy E:\ “C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools” /ERDY
where E:\ is the root directory of the ISO image.