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Hardware videos about tasks and tools

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You can check out our legacy videos on Channel 9 and Windows Store app info in the One dev minute videos.

Get certified with the HCK

Certification: it matters

Certification: it matters
(1 min, 30 sec)

See how the hardware certification program helps you.

Install the HCK

Install the HCK
(1 min, 39 sec)

Install the Windows HCK and configure your test environment.

Certify your device

Certify your device
(3 min, 28 sec)

Start testing your hardware using the Windows HCK.

Submit a test package

Submit a test package
(2 min, 28 sec)

Submit your test results to the hardware dashboard.

What's new in the HCK

Scoping tests based on test scenarios
(1 min, 23 sec)

Run specific tests based on common test scenarios.

Distributed testing
(1 min, 41 sec)

Distribute testing across several computers.

Multi-device node testing
(2 min, 13 sec)

Reduce test time for multi-function devices.

Excluding features from a test run
(2 min, 4 sec)

Identify and de-select device nodes.

Troubleshooting failed tests

Check for configuration changes
(1 min, 18 sec)

Confirm that nothing changed after you selected the test target.

Check for special HCK test requirements
(1 min, 28 sec)

Make sure that the test was run correctly.

Install the latest HCK updates and filters
(1 min, 56 sec)

Verify that you have the latest updates and filters.

Check errors, logs, and dump files
(2 min, 24 sec)

See how to access the new info in HCK test results.

Manual tests

Set up the audio fidelity test
(1 min, 13 sec)

Verify that you've set up the high fidelity audio test correctly.

Set up the webcam sensor test
(2 min, 46 sec)

Verify that you've set up the webcam sensor test correctly.

USB topology compatibility test
(4 min, 25 sec)

See how to validate that the USB device works with Windows.

 

Analyze performance with WPA

WPA basics

WPA basics
(4 min, 3 sec)

See how to get started using WPA.

Big Picture tab

Big Picture tab
(3 min, 25 sec)

Learn how to use the Big Picture tab in WPA.

Frame analysis: DWM

Frame analysis: DWM
(3 min, 56 sec)

Use the Frame analysis tab for DWM.

Frame Analysis: UI Framework and End-to-End frames

Frame Analysis: UI Framework and End-to-End frames
(2 min, 58 sec)

Use the Frame analysis tab for UI Framework and End-to-End frames.

Windows Store app performance
(2 min, 28 sec)

Analyze Windows Store app performance with WPA.

Beyond the basics
(4 min, 12 sec)

See how to navigate the data you get from WPA.

  

Build drivers with the WDK

Building drivers with the Integrated WDK

Building drivers with the integrated WDK
(4 min, 38 sec)

Use the WDK that's integrated into Visual Studio to build drivers.

Provisioning a computer for testing

Provisioning a computer for testing
((1 min, 44 sec))

Provision a remote computer as a target for driver deployment.

Kernel debugging in Visual Studio

Kernel debugging in Visual Studio
(2 min, 37 sec)

Use WinDbg directly in Visual Studio instead of running it separately.

Testing drivers with the integrated WDK

Testing drivers with the integrated WDK
(2 min, 10 sec)

Run driver-related tests in a test group.

Assess Windows

Run a job with recommended settings

Run a job with recommended settings
(2 min, 46 sec)

Run a single assessment.

Use a template with recommended settings

Use a template with recommended settings
(3 min, 9 sec)

Create a job using a template.

Create a new job with custom settings

Create a new job with custom settings
(2 min, 10 sec)

Create a new job, and modify the settings.

Run a job on another computer

Run a job on another computer
(1 min, 44 sec)

Package a job and run it on a different computer.

Deploy Windows

Windows deployment environment and tools for manufacturing

Windows deployment environment and tools for manufacturing
(2 min, 17 sec)

Learn about the deployment environment and the tools used for deploying Windows.

Install Windows 8.1 using an answer file

Install Windows 8.1 using an answer file
(2 min, 44 sec)

Use an answer file to automate the Windows installation process.

Install Windows PE on a USB drive

Install Windows PE on a USB drive
(1 min, 39 sec)

Create a Windows PE bootable USB drive to start a PC in the pre-installation environment.

Capture and apply Windows images

Capture and apply Windows images
(2 min, 1 sec)

Use Windows PE and DISM to capture and apply a Windows image.

Update a Windows image
(4 min, 9 sec)

Update a Windows image with either offline or online servicing.

Add language packs to your Windows image
(2 min, 30 sec)

Add language packs and other region-specific settings to a Windows image.

Create an answer file and run scripts
(2 min, 58 sec)

Customize a Windows image using an answer file and scripts.

Deploy Windows in a manufacturing facility
(1 min, 22 sec)

Deploy Windows to devices in your manufacturing facility.

Connected standby

What is connected standby?

What is connected standby?
(2 min, 15 sec)

Learn about the user experiences.

Power management in connected standby

Power management in connected standby
(2 min, 23 sec)

Learn how the connected standby state manages power.

Integrating apps with connected standby

Integrating apps with connected standby
(2 min, 45 sec)

Learn how apps function during connected standby.

SleepStudy powercfg command for connected standby

SleepStudy powercfg command for connected standby
(2 min, 43 sec)

Run the SleepStudy command to find sources of battery drain during connected standby.

Analyze a connected standby trace with WPA
(2 min, 53 sec)

See the basics of using WPA to analyze a connected standby trace.

Analyze resume performance with WPA
(2 min, 32 sec)

Determine how fast the system needs to wake from connected standby.

Analyze high software activity with WPA
(1 min, 58 sec)

Analyze a connected standby trace for unusual software activities.

Analyze high device activity with WPA
(2 min, 21 sec)

Analyze a connected standby trace for unusual device activities.

Verify low-power audio with WPA
(1 min, 37 sec)

Verify that a computer enters the low-power state during screen-off audio playback.