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Windows Hardware Certification Kit downloads

Note: This version of the HCK is not for use with Windows 10. If you’re developing for Windows 10, you need the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK).

Looking for Windows 10 hardware kits and tools? See Download Windows 10 kits and tools

The Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) has a streamlined user interface and automatically detects features. HCK replaces the Windows Logo Kit (WLK).

Ready to certify?

Download HCK 2.1 or Logo Kit 1.6

Windows HCK 2.1 for Windows 8.1, 7, and Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2)

Certify your Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 device with the Windows HCK 2.1, which is the latest version. (HCK 2.0 is now retired and no further submissions will be accepted using that kit.)

You can also use the HCK 2.1 to test Windows Server releases spanning from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2.

QFE Update for Windows HCK for Windows 8.1 and 7

If you’ve already started certifying a device using the HCK, you’ll need to install the QFE by running HCKSetup again.

Check your version of HCK to see if you have the latest

Windows Logo Kit (WLK) 1.6 for Windows Server 2003 – 2008 R2

To certify devices for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, use WLK 1.6.

To certify devices for Windows Server 2008 R2, use the HCK 2.1 or WLK 1.6.

Download supplemental tests

Supplemental test content

Some tests, like DXVA or HMFT multimedia or network media, need additional files for testing. You might need to download these to complete your certification testing.

Windows HCK filters

When there's a problem with an HCK test, we create an errata that lets partners pass the test that's causing issues. Get the latest HCK filters for the tests you need to run for your product.