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WDK 8.1 Update RRS feed

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  • A couple of questions in regard to WDK 8.1 Update.  First besides the support for VS Express 2013 were there any other changes from the WDK 8.1?   Second, is there somewhere to still download the WDK 8.1 (sans update)?  As someone who supports clients who have long tesing times, and require an exact set of build tools, having the WDK change on them is not acceptable.


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    Friday, April 4, 2014 4:46 PM

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  • No major feature changes, some minor bug fixes.

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    Friday, April 4, 2014 6:08 PM
  • Is there going to be a downloard link for the old one?  I have clients who insist on 7600.16385.0 vs 7600.16385.1


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    Friday, April 4, 2014 6:19 PM
  • Link for older kits: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh852365

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    Friday, April 4, 2014 8:41 PM
  • Unfortunately that page does not have WDK 8.1 without update.  So basically, it is don't use WDK 8.1.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Friday, April 4, 2014 8:50 PM
  • We're working on getting a link to the RTM 8.1 kit up

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    Saturday, April 5, 2014 7:03 PM
  • Adding to this, I too in need of WDK 8.1 without update installer. I am trying to build NDIS server for Windows7 in VS2013 Ultimate verison with WDK 8.1 update in which I am facing following build break.

    "sal.h" No such file or directory. I have an another machine installed with WDK 8.1 where I could able to locate "sal.h" under Windows Kits/8.1/Include/shared folder which is missing in WDK 8.1 update.

    Could you please let me know whether do i need to provide any work around to fix the above issue or the behaviour is expected one?

    If possible could you please provide the link to download WDK 8.1 along with WDK 8.1 test setup?

    I have also posted the same request in http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowshardware/en-US/60c81152-310a-4e8d-bdb6-4ccce4d100af/help-required-in-downloading-wdk-81?forum=visualstudiogeneral

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:03 PM
  • Try uninstalling and re-installing WDK8.1 the sal.h file is definitely there.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:20 PM
  • Do you mean reinstalling WDK 8.1 update? I don't have WDK 8.1 offline installer with me but I have web installer for WDK8.1 which is not working now. I have tried re-installing WDK 8.1 update many times and there is no 'sal.h' file. Please note that I am using Windows 7 machine for building.

    Friday, September 5, 2014 5:26 AM
  • sal.h is installed by the SDK (via VS Express). Are you installing Express for Desktop or Express for Modern Apps? it needs to be desktop express.

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    Friday, September 5, 2014 6:47 AM
  • Thanks for the reply and that solves the problem.
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30 AM