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[Windows 10] Multilingual Image Creation & Deployment–Prerequisites

Good Day Everyone!

One of our client requested for a Windows 10 ISO which comes with multi language selection during the installation. Their request is due to some of the users who are unable to click on the required options as they don’t speak or write English. As most of us noticed, Windows 10 normally comes with English for the installation part & later on we can change it to our preferred language. Below guide is to create a WIM file which allows us to choose the language at the very beginning of the installation, Out of the box experience – OOBE.

This post covers the pre-requisites for the process:-

1. We need Adk installer, Windows 10 ISO file & Language pack ISO File.
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2. Create below folders at this location C:

I. DismLogs
II. my_distribution
III. test

3. Create below folders under C:test

I. LangPacks
II. Offline
III. WinPE_LangPacks
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4. Open the Windows ISO file & copy all the files to my_distribution folder.image

5. Copy your language pack (.cab) from language pack ISO file X:x64langpacks to C:testLangPack
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6. Now go to C:Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10Assessment and Deployment KitWindows Preinstallation Environmentamd64WinPE_OCs & choose the language eg. th-th.
Copy the WinPE-Setup_th-th.cab to C:testWinPE_LangPacks
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Window Assessment & Deployment Kit Installation

1. Install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) according to the windows version.
You may get it from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit

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2. Ensure Deployment Tools & Windows Pre-installation environment (Windows PE) is checked. Proceed to install adk.
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These are the prerequisites, will cover next steps on next post.

Thanks & have a good day!

This post first appeared on MJ's IT Technical Journey. Read the original article.