Start building your drivers for Windows 8. WDK 8 integrates with Visual Studio to provide a complete environment for developing, deploying, testing, and debugging your drivers. Important: Install Visual Studio before installing WDK 8. Get details.
Download Windows Driver Kit 8
Get the foundation for building efficient, high-quality drivers for Windows 8. Use this version to develop drivers for all versions of Windows, except Windows XP. Important: Install Visual Studio before installing WDK 8.
Get the tools, processes, and tests for hardware certification for Windows 8. Use the HCK to test and create submission packages for all versions of Windows, except Windows XP. Get details.
Download Windows Hardware Certification Kit
(975 KB, English)
Assess how well your product runs on Windows 8. Check a computer’s performance, energy efficiency, and battery consumption to optimize its battery life, startup performance, and shutdown time. Get details.
Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
(1.16 MB, English)
Design, develop, and debug drivers and devices for Windows 8—see how Windows 8 has improved the experience. Get the latest info on system performance, power management, firmware, driver frameworks and development, device classes, debugging tools, and more. Find out how to implement a touch interface using the HID driver included in Windows 8. And, start developing a mobile operator app.
All the requirements, policies, tests, and support to help ensure that your product is reliable and runs great on Windows 8. The Windows HCK introduces updated requirements and guidelines and significantly improves the certification process.