Do I need to re-build my window 8.1 driver for Windows 10 (WDK10)? RRS feed

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  • Hi, all

    I am testing my hardware driver in HLK for windows 10 certification.

    I test the version for windows 8.1, it manually works OK in windows 10 (Build:10041).

    My question is : Do I need to re-build it use VS2015 CTP + WDK10? Or just install the 8.1 version then run HLK tests?

    Is there any feature of HLK needs to re-build driver using wdk10?

    (We didn't change any function or feature on this driver.)

    Thanks for the patientce for answering my question.

    • Edited by CC, Chen Monday, April 20, 2015 8:14 AM typo
    Monday, April 20, 2015 7:33 AM


  • The driver should work fine, Microsoft does a lot of work to ensure driver compatibility across revisions.  The only time I have encountered a need to build with a differing version is when the HLK (or actually its predecessors) required a specific tool for a submission.  Even then the older signed driver is acceptable until you need to modify it.

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    Monday, April 20, 2015 11:05 AM