ADK for Windows 8.1.

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Here is a quick summary of the changes in ADK for 8.1. and ConfigMgr 201 R2 requires ADK for .1.

8.1 Size (Preview)

  • 8.1 Preview Code Image (x86), .13 GB (WIM), 7.65 GB expanded on disk.

WinPE 5.0

  • Profiling in WinPE 5.0 is removed
  • WinPE 5.0 x64 supports 4 TB of RAM (still 64 GB for x86)
  • Scratchspace set automatically to 51 MB when having more than 1 GB of RAM, otherwise 32 MB

USMT 6.3

  • Support for 8.1
  • You cannot use USMT 6.3 to migrate settings from XP to .1
  • Supports Office 2013 (hotfix available for USMT 5.0).

8.1 Upgrade / Update

  • You are likely to have more space available on the disk after upgrading 8 to .1
  • 8.1 upgrade time, less than 0 minutes

Misc. Updates

  • Export compressed recovery image (/Export-Image)
  • Cleanup base components when superseded. (/StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase)
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