Windows Driver Kit (WDK)

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 10 is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and Debugging Tools for Windows. This integrated environment gives you the tools you need to develop, build, package, deploy, test, and debug drivers. You can run many basic certification tests in the integrated environment. The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) includes templates for several technologies and driver models, including Windows Driver Frameworks (WDF), Universal Serial Bus (USB), print, networking, and file system filters.

Get started

For fundamental driver concepts and an introduction to driver development tools, see Getting started with Windows drivers.

Universal Windows driver samples

Universal Windows driver samples are available on GitHub. See Microsoft/Windows-driver-samples.

How to get WDK 10

Download the Windows Driver Kit (WDK).

Run-time requirements for WDK 10

You can use WDK 10 to develop drivers that run on the these operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

You can run WDK 10, integrated with Visual Studio 2015, on these operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7


Related topics

Windows Hardware Developer Center
WDK Samples for Windows
Windows Hardware and Driver Developer Community
Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg, KD, CDB, NTSD)



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