If you're an OEM, you can also use the Express Deployment Tool (EDT) to build a custom Windows deployment.
The EDT simplifies the process of installing and configuring Windows for a consistent brand and customized end-user experience.
For existing computers running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, the recommended path for organizations deploying Windows 10 leverages the Windows installation program (Setup.exe) to perform an in-place upgrade, which automatically preserves all data, settings, applications, and drivers from the existing operating system version.
This requires the least IT effort, because there is no need for any complex deployment infrastructure.
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Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 provides technology for deploying Windows® operating systems, and Microsoft Office.
This guide helps you quickly evaluate MDT 2013 by providing condensed, step-by-step instructions for using it to install the Windows 8.1 operating system through Lite Touch Installation (LTI) using bootable media (DVD or USB flash drive).
This guide demonstrates how to perform the New Computer deployment scenario using an MDT 2013 deployment share.
The New Computer deployment scenario covers the deployment of Windows 8.1 to a new computer.
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We'll walk you through the process of building a customized Windows deployment.