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One Windows, all devices
Design, develop and test hardware for Windows 10
Design guidelines and scenarios

Windows 10 supports a wide range of devices—from phones, to tablets and laptops, to all-in-one and desktop devices. Choose from the options below to learn about creating great devices.

Driver development tools

Visual Studio Community 2015 provides an integrated development environment for creating efficient, high-quality drivers for devices running Windows 10.

WDK samples and tools for Windows 10

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 10 provides the tools you need to build, test, and deploy your drivers and Windows Store apps, including debugging tools, samples and tutorials.

Windows HLK

If you’re familiar with Windows 8.1 Hardware Certification, you'll find that the tools and functionality are still available with the new Compatibility Program and the new Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows 10.

Windows ADK

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 has tools for OEMs and ODMs to customize Windows 10 images, assess the quality and performance of systems or components, and to deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.

Build Universal Windows apps

Create apps for all Windows devices from a single project, in the language you prefer, and learn how to get your app into the Store today. You can also preinstall your apps on the hardware you are creating.

Windows-compatible hardware development boards

Windows-compatible hardware development boards offer an affordable, yet powerful development system for the hardware developer, IHV, OEM, or any other developer that loves to incorporate hardware in their projects.