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HCK for Win 8.1 Preview and certification RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I use HCK 8.1 for Win 8.1 Preview to run driver certification tests on Win 8.1  Preview client and all tests are passed successfully does it mean that driver will get certificate for Win 8 also?

    In words  - if I need to get driver certified for Win 7 (32 and 64), Win 8 (32 and 64) and Win 8.1 (32 and 64) do I need to run HCK tests on 6 clients and pay 3 x $250, or it is enough to run tests on 4 clients (Win 7 and Win 8.1 x 32/64 bit) and get Win 8 certification automatically?

    May be it is too early to run certification for Win 8.1 and I have to wait for release of Win 8.1 RTM and  release of HCK 8.1?

    Thanks

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:08 PM

Answers

  • I am downloading HCK for Win 8.1 PREVIEW (setup v8.100.9611) now and going to run USB driver certification test on Win 8.1 Preview clients - 32 bit and 64 bit

    There are 2 questions:

    1. Can I submit driver for certification for Win 8.1 (RTM) having tests running on PREVIEW version of Win 8.1?

    2. Do I get driver certification signature for Win 8 when I submit driver with HCK tests completed on Win 8.1 Preview?

    Answers from MS:

    Yes you will get signature for RC also if you tested with Preview version.

    If you have one driver for both 8.1 and 8 then you need to run full tests on Windows 8.1 and just run INF test on Windows 8 and merge HCKX files for submission

    • Marked as answer by biopac_sb Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:33 PM
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:33 PM

All replies

  • I am downloading HCK for Win 8.1 PREVIEW (setup v8.100.9611) now and going to run USB driver certification test on Win 8.1 Preview clients - 32 bit and 64 bit

    There are 2 questions:

    1. Can I submit driver for certification for Win 8.1 (RTM) having tests running on PREVIEW version of Win 8.1?

    2. Do I get driver certification signature for Win 8 when I submit driver with HCK tests completed on Win 8.1 Preview?

    Answers from MS:

    Yes you will get signature for RC also if you tested with Preview version.

    If you have one driver for both 8.1 and 8 then you need to run full tests on Windows 8.1 and just run INF test on Windows 8 and merge HCKX files for submission

    • Marked as answer by biopac_sb Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:33 PM
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:33 PM
  • Can you share the corresponding Microsoft URL for "Answers from MS"?


    • Edited by balarishi Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:53 PM
    Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:53 PM
  • Hi,

    Please check Simplified submissions for Windows 8 in http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/D/D/4DD894CD-62C8-488F-944D-4E5F8BA40114/hardware-certification-policies-processes-hck2-1.docx.

    Friday, January 10, 2014 9:42 AM