The Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) has a streamlined user interface and automatically detects features. HCK replaces the Windows Logo Kit (WLK).
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.
If you’ve already started certifying a device using the HCK, you’ll need to install the QFE by running HCKSetup again.
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.
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.
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.