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Deploy Windows to Surface devices

Download deployment tools and get step-by-step guidance on how to upgrade a Surface device or deploy a new image—or browse the lifecycle to find additional resources.

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Get the tools


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
Automate Windows 10 deployment, and more easily manage security and configurations.

MDT Windows 10 upgrade task sequence

Surface Deployment Accelerator (SDA)
Automate the creation and configuration of Windows images for Surface devices.

Tools included in the Windows ADK for Windows 10

System Center Configuration Manager
Use in tandem with MDT to deploy Windows 10 and manage PCs and devices moving forward.

Integrating Configuration Manager with MDT

Perform an in-place upgrade


The simplest way to upgrade a Surface device that is currently running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is to do an in-place upgrade, which automatically preserves data, settings, applications, and drivers.

Play the video Upgrade your Surface to Windows 10
Learn how to perform an in-place upgrade and get tips on deployment automation.

Perform a traditional deployment


While newer scenarios may reduce the need for traditional deployment methods, some organizations may still need to opt for an image-based deployment of Windows 10.

Play the video Simplify Surface imaging with Surface Deployment Accelerator
See how SDA wizard-based design guides can walk you through Windows image creation and deployment.

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