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KMDF Version History

This topic lists versions of Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF), the corresponding versions of the Windows operating system, and the changes made in each release.

The following table shows the release history of the KMDF library:

KMDF versionRelease methodIncluded in this version of WindowsDrivers using it run on


Windows 10 WDK

Windows 10 WDK

Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, and Enterprise), Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 IoT Core, Windows Server Technical Preview


Windows 8.1 WDK

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 and later


Windows 8 WDK

Windows 8

Windows Vista and later


Windows 7 WDK

Windows 7

Windows XP and later


Windows Server 2008 WDK

Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008

Windows 2000 and later


Windows Vista WDK

Windows Vista

Windows 2000 and later


Download only


Windows 2000 and later


Download only


Windows XP and later


You can use the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 10 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 to build drivers that run on Windows 7 and later.

For a complete list of callbacks and methods, and which frameworks and versions they apply to, see Summary of WDF Callbacks and Methods.

KMDF Version 1.15

For information about the new features for KMDF drivers in Windows 10, see What's New for WDF Drivers.

KMDF Version 1.13

KMDF version 1.13 adds the following functionality:

For information about all framework versions, see the following topics:

KMDF Version 1.11

Version 1.11 adds the following functionality:

KMDF Version 1.9

Version 1.9 adds the following functionality:

KMDF Version 1.7

KMDF Version 1.5

KMDF Version 1.1

KMDF Version 1.0

Initial release.



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