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Microsoft improves Windows 11 22H2 custom images with WinPE, Image Manager, WPA upgrades

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Microsoft has announced an update to the Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit) for Windows 11 version 22H2. The new release brings improvements to Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), WPA (Windows Performance Analyzer) and Windows System Image Manager SIM.

In case you don’t know, ADK helps with large-scale deployment of custom Windows images, and tools like Windows Assessment Toolkit and Windows Performance Toolkit, of which WPA is a part, help assess the performance and quality of images before they’re deployed.

WPA is now built on .NET 6 and brings native ARM64 support; Speaking of which, WinPE now has x64 emulation on ARM64 WinPE. The full release notes for the September 2023 Windows 11 22H2 ADK update are given below:

What’s new in ADK for Windows 11, version 22H2 (updated September 2023)

Windows PE

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA)

Windows System Image Manager

  • The x86 version of SIM can create catalogs for Windows images from all supported architecture types.

Known Issues Assessment Toolkit

  • On ARM64 devices, the WPA executable is not automatically added to the PATH environment variable.
  • When maximizing WPA in full screen on a secondary monitor, the upper left right click menu appears on the wrong monitor.

You can download the necessary files from the following links:

Download the ADK for Windows 11, version 22H2 (updated September 2023)

You can use the Windows Evaluation and Deployment Kit to install Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.

You can read more about it Here On Microsoft’s official website.



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