Windows 10 Build Resources for System Builders

Created Date 2017-03-31 |  Modified Date 2019-11-13

Applies to: System builders
This communication has been updated to include resources related to the Windows OPK 1909.

Key Update Summary – November 15, 2018

New resources for Windows 10 Version 1809 have been added to this communication and have been identified by “New!” in each section of this Resource page.

Updated May 8, 2018

New resources for Windows 10 Version 1803 have been added to this communication on May 8, 2018 and are identified by in the corresponding 1803 sections of the page. Links to the existing System Builder Licenses for Windows 10 have also been added to this communication so that critical resources for System Builders can be found in one place.

Process for customizing your device and getting it ready for production

Review this six-step Build a Windows device process that shows you how to prepare your lab environment and customize and deploy your Windows operating system in preparation for supporting and selling a new device.

Windows 10 Deployment White Paper for System Builders:

Express Deployment Tool (EDT) for Windows 10

The EDT makes it easier to install Windows 10 and additional software and to create a consistent branded and customized end-user experience:

This step-by-step guide includes online and offline customizations for both 32-bit and 64-bit configurations. This guide is specially targeted for system builders and applies to all versions of the Windows 10 client operating system.

Windows licensing and policy for system builders

Review the requirements for all system builders who install, configure, and distribute Windows 10.

Minimum hardware requirements

This specification defines the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 and all types of devices or computers designed for this release (Windows 10, version 1703). Microsoft will build and test the Windows 10 OS against the requirements described in this specification.

Installing the Windows ADK

You can install the Windows ADK directly from the Internet. You can also download the installer and copy it to an offline computer (any computer that does not have Internet access). The offline computer can be on a private network or can be a non-networked computer.

Important: you must use the matching Windows version and its associated ADK for images that you are customizing:

OEMs can use the file to capture an initial configuration blob (ICB) that contains all of their customizations. This updated file fixes previously reported intermittent failures in the capture process due to a crash in the tool, which can block them from shipping Windows 10 version 1511 systems.

The x86/x64 file version 10.0.10586.163 replaces the existing Scanstate.exe binary (file version 10.0.10586), which was originally provided in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). The updated Scanstate.exe version applies to the Windows 10 November update (version 1511) and will be included in the next ADK release, scheduled along with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Windows 10 deployment training

Windows training for system builders—Anniversary update

Did you miss the Windows 10 Deployment Training for System Builders webinar? If so, download the deck and Q&A from the audience or listen to the webinar recording. This deck and recording break down the deployment methods described in the Windows 10 deployment white paper into the easier-to-understand parts, illustrate the Standard and Compact OS deployments, and cover questions from the community. Using the explanations and tips in the following material will help you deliver higher quality Windows 10 devices with an improved experience for your customers:

Want to see what is new in the Windows 10 Anniversary update? How about a new solution for customizing a Windows 10 image, taking away all the complexity that comes with deploying Windows 10?

In this video, you will get a comprehensive look into what is new for the Windows 10 Anniversary update along with policy changes and new hardware requirements. At the end, a demo of the Express Deployment tool is given. This UI-based tool will help you create a Windows 10 customized image from scratch without having to run any command lines and learn many steps:

Windows 10 Anniversary Update deployment training video

Default product keys

Use the following default product keys to quickly and easily preinstall computers with Windows 10 software.

Windows 10 version Default product key
Windows 10 Home 46J3N-RY6B3-BJFDY-VBFT9-V22HG
Windows 10 Home N PGGM7-N77TC-KVR98-D82KJ-DGPHV
Windows 10 Pro RHGJR-N7FVY-Q3B8F-KBQ6V-46YP4
Windows 10 Pro N RHGJR-N7FVY-Q3B8F-KBQ6V-46YP4
Windows 10 SL GH37Y-TNG7X-PP2TK-CMRMT-D3WV4
Windows 10 CHN SL 68WP7-N2JMW-B676K-WR24Q-9D7YC
Windows 10 Home
Default product key 46J3N-RY6B3-BJFDY-VBFT9-V22HG
Windows 10 Home N
Default product key PGGM7-N77TC-KVR98-D82KJ-DGPHV
Windows 10 Pro
Default product key RHGJR-N7FVY-Q3B8F-KBQ6V-46YP4
Windows 10 Pro N
Default product key RHGJR-N7FVY-Q3B8F-KBQ6V-46YP4
Windows 10 SL
Default product key GH37Y-TNG7X-PP2TK-CMRMT-D3WV4
Windows 10 CHN SL
Default product key 68WP7-N2JMW-B676K-WR24Q-9D7YC

Windows 10 language interface packs

Download and install additional languages to allow end users to view menus, dialog boxes, and user-interface items in their preferred language: