Driver Certification Pre-validation
Published: February 29, 2012
Updated: May 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8
The Driver Certification Pre-validation assessment verifies that the drivers on a running Windows operating system qualify for the Windows Certification Program. The results include recommendations that help you resolve issues that the assessment finds, such as unsigned drivers or expired signatures. For more information, see Results for the Driver Certification Pre-validation Assessment.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) use the Driver Certification Pre-validation assessment to obtain a Windows logo for a new computer. IT professionals use the assessment to evaluate the quality of drivers on computers that their enterprise owns. The assessment helps you verify that the computer meets the quality level that the Windows Certification Program defines for drivers by ensuring the following:
All drivers are correctly signed.
All the devices are working.
The following graphic illustrates the assessment process.
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You can run this assessment on the following operating systems:
|You can use the Driver Certification Pre-validation assessment only on a running operating system. You cannot use this assessment on an offline Windows image.|
Supported architectures include x86-based, x64-based, and ARM-based systems.
There are two ways to run this assessment on Windows RT:
Package the job in the Windows® Assessment Console and then run it on Windows RT. For more information, see How to Package a Job and Run It on Another Computer.
Use Windows Assessment Services to run assessments on Windows RT. For more information, see Windows Assessment Services Technical Reference.
This assessment has no configurable settings.