46180: Acronis True Image: Windows Automated Installation Kit for Vista Is Not Supported

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AIK for Windows Vista is not supported starting from Acronis True Image 2014

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image 2014

Symptoms

  1. You have installed Acronis True Image 2014 Premium or later versions and try to create WinPE-based bootable media the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) from one of the following sources:
     - Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Microsoft Windows Vista family of operating systems: Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK).
     - Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008: Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008.
  2. Acronis Media Builder fails to create the media.

Cause

AIK for Windows Vista is not supported starting from Acronis True Image 2014.

Solution

  1. Uninstall AIK for Vista;
  2. Download and install AIK for Windows 7 or ADK for Windows 8/8.1 instead, all of them could be installed on Windows Vista:
    The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7
    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8
    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1
  3. Create WinPE-based bootable media usually

Important note: the limitation described in this article refers only to bootable media creation procedure. You can still backup and recover Windows Vista with any True Image bootable media, regardless of AIK/ADK version used to build it.

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