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Article Number: 000178411

Imaging Windows 10 x64 on Skylake systems with MDT 2013 Update 2

Summary: This article provides information on Imaging Windows 10 on OptiPlex 7040 (and other Intel Skylake chipset systems) using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2.

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This article provides information on Imaging Windows 10 on OptiPlex 7040 (and other Intel Skylake chipset systems) using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2.

How to Install Windows 10 on Skylake with MDT 2013 Update 2.

NOTE: This procedure is only for Windows 10 Enterprise or MSDN / Volume License media; it will not activate Dell OEM media.

Follow the steps below to install Windows 10 on the OptiPlex 7040 (or other Skylake systems) using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2:

NOTE: This procedure can take 1-3 hours to prepare the media in some cases, depending on Internet and USB speeds.
  1. Download Windows ADK 10 1511 from the following link: Windows ADK 10 1511SLN302441_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1 and choose the Install Path for installation: (See Figure 1.)
    SLN302441_en_US__2Specify Location
    Figure 1 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  2. Select Deployment Tools and Windows PE from the list of features to install: (See Figure 2.)
    SLN302441_en_US__3Features to install
    Figure 2 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  3. Download and install the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2 from the following link: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2SLN302441_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1 .
  4. Download and install the 7-Zip utility program from the following location: 7-Zip UtilitySLN302441_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1 .
  5. Download Rufus from the following location: .
  6. Download the Windows 10 PE CAB file from the following location at the Dell Techcenter: Windows 10 PE CAB.
  7. Extract the Windows 10 PE CAB file to a temp directory. (C:\DC\Win10PECAB)
  8. Download the Windows 10 Driver CAB file for the OptiPlex 7040 from the following location at the Dell Techcenter: OptiPlex 7040 Windows 10 Driver CAB.
  9. Extract the OptiPlex 7040 Windows 10 CAB file to a temp directory. (C:\DC\7040-win10)
  10. Open the Deployment Workbench within the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  11. Right click on Deployment Shares.
  12. Select New Deployment Share.
  13. Select a path for the Deployment Share.
  14. Select to set a local Administrator password and to enable BitLocker if desired: (See Figure 3.)
    SLN302441_en_US__7Set Admin password
    Figure 3 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  15. Click MDT Deployment Share.
  16. Right click Out of Box Drivers and select New Folder.
  17. Enter PEx64.
  18. Right click PEx64.
  19. Choose Import Drivers.
  20. Browse to the temp directory with the Windows 10 PE CAB files C:\DC\WIN10PECAB\winpe\x64 directory: (See Figure 4.)
    SLN302441_en_US__8Browse for folder
    Figure 4 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  21. Go to Advanced Configuration, Selection Profiles.
  22. Right click Selection Profiles.
  23. Select New Selection Profile.
  24. Name the New Selection Profile "PEx64 Drivers".
  25. Select Out of Box Drivers \ PEx64: (See Figure 5.)
    SLN302441_en_US__9New Selection Profile Wizard
    Figure 5 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  26. If x86 is needed or desired, repeat steps 12-20 but with PEx86: (See Figure 6.)
    SLN302441_en_US__10PEx86 drivers
    Figure 6 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  27. Right click on MDT Deployment Share.
  28. Go to Properties.
  29. Deselect x86 from Platforms Supported: (See Figure 7.)
    SLN302441_en_US__11Platform supported
    Figure 7 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  30. Go to Windows PE.
  31. Under Platform x86, select Drivers and Patches.
  32. Choose PEx86 Drivers.
  33. Go to Platform x64.
  34. Choose PEx64 Drivers: (See Figure 8.)
    SLN302441_en_US__12Choose PEx64 drivers
    Figure 8 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  35. Go to Operating Systems.
  36. Create a new directory called W10x64.
  37. Mount the Windows 7 Enterprise or MSDN / VL OS ISO or insert to the DVD Drive.
  38. Right click the W10x64 Folder.
  39. Select Import Operating System.
  40. Select Full set of source files.
  41. Browse to the DVD / ISO Drive that says J_CENA_X64: (See Figure 9.)
    Figure 9 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  42. Name the Destination Windows 10 x64 Pro or Enterprise 1511 (depending on which disc / ISO you use). You may see multiple versions of Windows imported: (See Figure 10.)
    Figure 10 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  43. To prevent errors, rename all of the directories under W7x64 to remove redundant text: (See Figures 11 & 12.)
    Figure 11 - ENGLISH ONLY.
    Figure 12 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  44. Right click on Out of Box Drivers and create a new folder.
  45. Name the folder W10x64.
  46. Right click W10x64 and create a new folder.
  47. Name the folder OptiPlex 7040: (See Figure 13.)
    Figure 13 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  48. Right click on OptiPlex 7040 and select Import Drivers.
  49. Select the x64 directory under the OptiPlex 7040 CAB file: C:\DC\7040-win10-a01-wwxy2\7040\win10\x64 (See Figure 14.)
    Figure 14 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  50. Go to Selection Profiles under Advanced Configuration.
  51. Right click Selection Profiles and create a new Selection Profile.
  52. Name it W10x64 Drivers.
  53. Select W10x64 under Out of Box Drivers: (See Figure 15.)
    Figure 15 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  54. Right click on Task Sequences and select New Task Sequence.
  55. Task Sequence ID will be W10x64-1.
  56. Task Sequence name will be Deploy Windows 10 x64 Pro or Enterprise SP1 (depending on your edition).
  57. Select Standard Client Task Sequence.
  58. Select your edition of Windows 10x64: (See Figure 16.)
    Figure 16 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  59. Do not specify a product key.
  60. Enter your name and preferred Internet Explorer Home Page.
  61. Enter a local Administrator password.
  62. Right click on the Deploy Windows 10 x64 Task Sequence and go to Properties.
  63. Select Task Sequence.
  64. Select Preinstall.
  65. Select Inject Drivers.
  66. Choose W10x64 Drivers as the Selection Profile.
  67. Select install only matching drivers: (See Figure 17.)
    Figure 17 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  68. Right click on Media and select New Media.
  69. Choose Selection Profile: Everything.
  70. Select a temp directory for the media path.
  71. Right click on MEDIA001 and go to Properties.
  72. Deselect "Generate x86 boot image". (See Figure 18.)
    SLN302441_en_US__22Generate x64 boot image
    Figure 18 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  73. Go to Windows PE tab.
  74. Select PEx86 Platform go to Drivers and Patches tab.
  75. On Selection profile select Nothing
  76. Select Platform and go to x64.
  77. Select PEx64 Drivers under Selection profile.
  78. Right click on MEDIA001 and select Update Media Content.
  79. The new media ISO will be called LithTouchMedia.iso in the temp directory you selected in step 69
  80. Open Rufus.
  81. Click the disc icon next to ISO image: (See Figure 19.)
    SLN302441_en_US__23Disc image
    Figure 19 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  82. Select LiteTouchMedia.iso.
  83. Verify that GPT and FAT32 are still selected after adding LiteTouchMedia.ISO
  84. Select Start.
  85. Place the USB key into the Skylake based system.
  86. Power up the system.
  87. Press F2 to enter the BIOS.
  88. Go to General, Boot Sequence.
  89. Select UEFI Mode.
  90. Got to Advanced Boot Options.
  91. Enable Legacy Option ROMs.
  92. Go to System Configuration, SATA Operation.
  93. Select RAID On. (Even if you have a single drive)
  94. Reboot the System.
  95. Press the F12 key to open the Boot Selection menu.
  96. Select Windows 10x64 from the Task Sequence list.
  97. Choose to boot under UEFI tab to: UEFI: USB Key PMAP (See Figure 20.)
    Figure 20 - ENGLISH ONLY.
  98. Select Start the Deployment Wizard
  99. Select Deploy Windows 10x64 from the Task Sequence list.

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Affected Product

OptiPlex 7040

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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