New for Device Installation
Kernel-mode device drivers that comply with the requirements of the Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) or the Windows Driver Model (WDM) can evaluate ACPI control methods by using device control requests. For more information, see Evaluating ACPI Control Methods.
Windows Vista supports a unified device property model that characterizes the system configuration of device instances, device setup classes, device interface classes, and device interfaces. For more information, see Unified Device Property Model (Windows Vista).