Driver Development Tools
This page describes kits and tools for developing, testing, and debugging drivers for the Windows family of operating systems.
Driver Development Tools for Windows 8
Learn about and download the Windows Driver Kit and other hardware development tools that are available to support Windows 8.
Driver Development Tools for Windows
Learn about and download the Windows Driver Kit and other hardware development tools that are available to support all versions of Windows.
Windows Driver Kit (WDK)
Discover how to download the WDK and learn more about the kit and the tools it contains.
Information about the tools that you can use to debug drivers, applications, and services on systems that run Windows. The debugging tools are included in the WDK, or you can download them separately from the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK).
About Driver Verification and Testing Tools
Information about tools that can help developers and testers find bugs through all phases of development and test.
Microsoft Visual Studio
Use your favorite text editor or consider an integrated development environment such as Microsoft Visual Studio. Integrate Visual Studio and the WDK Build utility by using a batch command file.
Driver Performance Tools
Information about tools for monitoring driver performance, specifically the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).
About Event Tracing Tools
Information about using software event tracing for analysis and troubleshooting.