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WHQL signing a driver for Win7 X64 ONLY RRS feed

  • Question

  • is it possible to WHQL sign a driver for Windows 7 x64 ONLY , an get a valid signature (cat-file) for x64 ONLY ? Since enforcing DEVFUND-0014 on 1. March 2008 , with the requirement to submit a x64 driver when signing a x86 driver, the opposite direction is not clear to me: whether I need to submit a 32-bit driver too, when I only want to sign a x64 driver ?

    Thank you.

    Monday, October 28, 2013 1:32 PM

Answers

  • Microsoft accept WHQL submission for Win7 x64 only or x86 only or both at same package. But diferent submission fee if you separate them,

    For example, you maybe submit Win7 x64 ($250) today. But customer maybe request Win7 x86 ($250) WHQL signature file next week. So, you have to pay $500 USD for your device/system WHQL submission.

    If you submit Win7 x86 and x64 both at same package, you just need $250 USD. Please refer more detail information from Windows 8.1 Hardware Certification Policy 

    Thanks, Steve

    • Proposed as answer by Steve Leo Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by hajure Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:29 AM
    Monday, October 28, 2013 11:07 PM

All replies

  • Microsoft accept WHQL submission for Win7 x64 only or x86 only or both at same package. But diferent submission fee if you separate them,

    For example, you maybe submit Win7 x64 ($250) today. But customer maybe request Win7 x86 ($250) WHQL signature file next week. So, you have to pay $500 USD for your device/system WHQL submission.

    If you submit Win7 x86 and x64 both at same package, you just need $250 USD. Please refer more detail information from Windows 8.1 Hardware Certification Policy 

    Thanks, Steve

    • Proposed as answer by Steve Leo Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by hajure Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:29 AM
    Monday, October 28, 2013 11:07 PM
  • Thank you for this useful and clarifying answer.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:31 AM