Some of you (chiefly those interested in Windows deployment) may have noticed that there seems to be a new Windows AIK available for download today (actually October 28, 2010). Please DO NOT rush out to download it. Here’s why, direct from Jeremy Chapman (Windows Deployment & Compatibility, Microsoft Corp):
“The reason for the edit was a bug on the Download Center page; Windows AIK for Windows 7 was mismarked “Version 1.0” until last week. No other changes were made and the ISO is the same file as was released in July 2009.”
In other words: there is NOTHING new about this file, and the only change is a correction to the download page itself. If you have the latest version (KB3AIK_EN.ISO, released July 2009) then you will only be wasting bandwidth… and at 1.7GB, you will be wasting a lot of it!