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Certification: it matters
See how the hardware certification program helps you.
Install the HCK
Install the Windows HCK and configure your test environment.
Certify your device
Start testing your hardware using the Windows HCK.
Submit a test package
Submit your test results to the hardware dashboard.
Scoping tests based on test scenarios
Run specific tests based on common test scenarios.
Distribute testing across several computers.
Multi-device node testing
Reduce test time for multi-function devices.
Excluding features from a test run
Identify and de-select device nodes.
Check for configuration changes
Confirm that nothing changed after you selected the test target.
Check for special HCK test requirements
Make sure that the test was run correctly.
Install the latest HCK updates and filters
Verify that you have the latest updates and filters.
Check errors, logs, and dump files
See how to access the new info in HCK test results.
Set up the audio fidelity test
Verify that you've set up the high fidelity audio test correctly.
Set up the webcam sensor test
Verify that you've set up the webcam sensor test correctly.
USB topology compatibility test
See how to validate that the USB device works with Windows.
See how to get started using WPA.
Big Picture tab
Learn how to use the Big Picture tab in WPA.
Frame analysis: DWM
Use the Frame analysis tab for DWM.
Frame Analysis: UI Framework and End-to-End frames
Use the Frame analysis tab for UI Framework and End-to-End frames.
Windows Store app performance
Analyze Windows Store app performance with WPA.
Beyond the basics
See how to navigate the data you get from WPA.
Building drivers with the integrated WDK
Use the WDK that's integrated into Visual Studio to build drivers.
Provisioning a computer for testing
Provision a remote computer as a target for driver deployment.
Kernel debugging in Visual Studio
Use WinDbg directly in Visual Studio instead of running it separately.
Testing drivers with the integrated WDK
Run driver-related tests in a test group.
Run a job with recommended settings
Run a single assessment.
Use a template with recommended settings
Create a job using a template.
Create a new job with custom settings
Create a new job, and modify the settings.
Run a job on another computer
Package a job and run it on a different computer.
Windows deployment environment and tools for manufacturing
Learn about the deployment environment and the tools used for deploying Windows.
Install Windows 8.1 using an answer file
Use an answer file to automate the Windows installation process.
Install Windows PE on a USB drive
Create a Windows PE bootable USB drive to start a PC in the pre-installation environment.
Capture and apply Windows images
Use Windows PE and DISM to capture and apply a Windows image.
Update a Windows image
Update a Windows image with either offline or online servicing.
Add language packs to your Windows image
Add language packs and other region-specific settings to a Windows image.
Create an answer file and run scripts
Customize a Windows image using an answer file and scripts.
Deploy Windows in a manufacturing facility
Deploy Windows to devices in your manufacturing facility.
What is connected standby?
Learn about the user experiences.
Power management in connected standby
Learn how the connected standby state manages power.
Integrating apps with connected standby
Learn how apps function during connected standby.
SleepStudy powercfg command for connected standby
Run the SleepStudy command to find sources of battery drain during connected standby.
Analyze a connected standby trace with WPA
See the basics of using WPA to analyze a connected standby trace.
Analyze resume performance with WPA
Determine how fast the system needs to wake from connected standby.
Analyze high software activity with WPA
Analyze a connected standby trace for unusual software activities.
Analyze high device activity with WPA
Analyze a connected standby trace for unusual device activities.
Verify low-power audio with WPA
Verify that a computer enters the low-power state during screen-off audio playback.