Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements and Policies
Requirements for Windows Hardware Certification do not represent the minimum system requirements for any version of the Windows family of operating systems. Proposed requirements in review documents represent expected hardware capabilities, not expected or planned features of Windows operating systems.
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Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements
If you are planning hardware products for Windows 8, start now to use the requirements for the Windows 8 Hardware Certification Program to help ensure your products and drivers take full advantage of all that Windows 8 has to offer.
Windows 8 Hardware Certification Policies and Processes
This Windows 8 Hardware Certification Policies and Processes document contains the business policies to prepare products for Windows 8 for use with x86/x64 systems and successfully certify those products starting with Windows 8 Release Preview. The policies and processes for testing and submitting ARM-based systems will be covered in a separate document to be released at a later time.