Windows 10 - Deploy a Windows 10 image using MDT 2013 Update 1

This interesting Microsoft article and related subsections well explain and gives workflow on how to deploy windows 10 O.S. on Windows 7 machines (and other O.S. versions), automating pc backup process, upgrade O.S., deploy though PXE, drivers and patches installation and install non standard  applications.

Here they are key features and full articles links:


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Deploy a Windows 10 image using MDT 2013 Update 1

Build a distributed environment for Windows 10 deployment

Refresh a Windows 7 computer with Windows 10

Replace a Windows 7 computer with a Windows 10 computer

  • Windows Client support. Supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
  • Windows Server support. Supports Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • UEFI support. Supports deployment to machines using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) version 2.3.1. (it means that you can remote access pc screen when O.S is not booted on)
  • Offline BitLocker. Provides the capability to have BitLocker enabled during the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) phase, thus saving hours of encryption time.
  • Upgrade task sequence. Provides a new upgrade task sequence template that you can use to upgrade existing Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 systems directly to Windows 10, automatically preserving all data, settings, applications, and drivers. For more information about using this new upgrade task sequence, refer to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit resource page.
  • Support for Office 2013. Provides added support for deploying Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.
  • USMT offline user-state migration. Provides support for running the User State Migration Tool (USMT) capture offline, during the Windows PE phase of the deployment. (it means that you can backup users profiles/data from previous windows version to windows 10 and restoring data automatically) 

    Here is relative screenshots:

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