Windows 10: Do I Still Need ADK?

Discus and support Do I Still Need ADK? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've had WinX Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363 running fine since January. I noticed the ADK is still taking up a lot of room on my SSD. Do I need it?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jmrathbun, May 12, 2020.

  1. jmrathbun Win User

    Do I Still Need ADK?


    I've had WinX Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363 running fine since January. I noticed the ADK is still taking up a lot of room on my SSD. Do I need it?

    :)
     
    jmrathbun, May 12, 2020
    #1
  2. Kem Mon Win User

    How do I delete C:\Users\MSSQL$ADK ?

    Hi,

    Have you installed any SQL programs? If you do, MSSQL$ADK is related to that program in
    utilizing and handling data management for that specific program. Although this program is harmless to remove, we still suggest to ignore this since that there is no harm is being done to your computer. However,
    if you want to remove this, follow these steps:


    • Open
      File Explorer
      and right click on
      Local Disk (CDo I Still Need ADK? :).

    • Choose
      Properties.

    • Under
      Security Tab,
      To change permissions, click Edit.

    • Choose
      Full Control.

    • Select
      Apply
      and click
      OK.

    Try to check if you now see
    MSSQL$ADK.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, May 12, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 ADK

    Is there a Windows 10 ADK available now that Windows 10 has released? I have the ADK Tech Preview, looking for the final ADK.

    EDIT: It appears that the preview ADK will not open the WIM files from the downloaded ISO's
     
    ChrisMartens, May 12, 2020
    #3
  4. DavidY Win User

    Do I Still Need ADK?

    ADK 10: Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

    I've just tried this and was rather surprised to find it created an install disk for me which actually installed Windows.

    I had to use the 'Production Media' option in the ICD to make the 'Compact OS' option appear, but when I copied the resultant files onto a VHD and pointed it at a VM with a completely blanked disk, it installed automatically up to the normal Setup screen where you choose your language/region.

    When I'd installed it, I could see that the apps I'd saved before (Firefox etc.) were there, and also some customisations I put into the ICD - for instance see the System screen below.


    Do I Still Need ADK? [​IMG]


    The only thing I'm not sure about is how to check whether the Compact function worked.... Hmmm.
     
    DavidY, May 12, 2020
    #4
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