Setting the Driver Feature Score

The FeatureScore directive is required for all drivers that install and run on Windows Vista and later operating systems.

Note   Applies only to Windows 7 and later versions.

The system-supplied display class installer determines whether to install display drivers based on the presence of the FeatureScore directive and the value that the FeatureScore directive sets. If you attempt to install display drivers that do not have feature score set, you receive an error message.

Note   A logo test requirement is that drivers that install and run on Windows XP and earlier operating systems and Windows Server 2003 and earlier operating systems not set the FeatureScore directive.

You must use the FeatureScore directive to set the feature score to the following values, depending on the display driver model that the driver is written to and how the driver is distributed.

  • F8 for in-box drivers that are written to the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM)

  • F6 for vendor-supplied drivers that are written to WDDM

  • FC for vendor-supplied drivers that are written to the Windows 2000 display driver model

The following examples show how to add the FeatureScore directive:


[R200_RV200]
FeatureScore=F6
CopyFiles=R200.Miniport, R200.Display
AddReg = R200_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = R200_RV200_SoftwareDeviceSettings
DelReg = R200_RemoveDeviceSettings

[R200_R200]
FeatureScore=F6
CopyFiles=R200.Miniport, R200.Display
AddReg = R200_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = R200_R200_SoftwareDeviceSettings
DelReg = R200_RemoveDeviceSettings

[R200_RV250]
FeatureScore=F6
CopyFiles=R200.Miniport, R200.Display
AddReg = R200_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = R200_RV250_SoftwareDeviceSettings
DelReg = R200_RemoveDeviceSettings

 

 

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