Fast-track Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) Compatibility Program


A fast-track process enables partners to quickly qualify Windows 8.1 certified devices for Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) without having to execute all of the Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) tests.  You can fast-track the Windows 8.1 certified devices list in the table below for Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) if the devices meet the following criteria:

  • The device was previously certified for Windows 8.1
  • The device’s binaries have not changed since the submission for Windows 8.1, and the device INF may be updated to reflect the new Windows version.

 

If the device meets these criteria, here is how you can create a submission:

  1. Use the HLK (Build 10586) to create a new Windows 10 project, and run the DF – Device Driver INF Verification Test.
  2. Use the “Merge” feature in HLK studio to include the Windows 8.1 .hckx package that was used to certify the device on Windows 8.1 (this would be the full test run).
  3. In the Submission readme, list waiver 5513
  4. Submit the .hlkx package to the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard

 

Submissions are reviewed for these items:

  1. Errata 5513 is referenced in the submission readme file.
  2. The “DF – Device Driver INF Verification Test” passes.
  3. No driver binary changes occurred from the Windows 8.1 binary, as verified by using WinDiff.

 

If the review is successful, the submission is approved.

The following list specifies product types eligible for Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) fast track approval based on Windows 8.1 submissions, per the conditions defined above:

  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • Finger Print Reader
  • Generic Portable Device
  • Keyboard
  • LCD
  • Media Player
  • Mobile Broadband CDMA
  • Mobile Broadband GSM
  • Monitor
  • Multi-Function Printer
  • Other
  • Pointing Drawing
  • PrecisionTouchpad
  • Printer
  • Projector
  • Removable Storage
  • Scanner
  • Smart Cards
  • Touch
  • Touch Monitor
  • WSD Multi-Function Printer
  • WSD Printer
  • WSD Scanner

 

 

Windows 8.1

If you are submitting for Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) and Windows 8.1 and your product type is on the list below, you can request a Windows 8.1 signature without completely retesting with Windows 8.1. You’ll need to prove that the INF is well formed for Windows 8.1 by following these steps:

  • Using the HLK (Build 10586), create a Windows 10 project and run the full suite of tests.
  • Using the Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) 2.1, create a Windows 8.1 project and run only the Device.Devfund INF test.
  • Reference Errata 5513 in the submission readme file.
  • Package the results of the projects for the submission by using the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard packaging tools.

 

The following list specifies product types eligible for Windows 8.1 fast track approval based on Windows 10, version 1511 (Build 10586) submissions, per conditions defined above:

  • Audio Device
  • Audio Processing Objects
  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • Finger Print Reader
  • Generic Portable Device
  • Keyboard
  • LCD
  • Media Player
  • Mobile Broadband CDMA
  • Mobile Broadband GSM
  • Monitor
  • Other
  • Pen Digitizer
  • Pointing Drawing
  • Projector
  • Removable Storage
  • Scanner
  • Smart Cards
  • Touch Monitor
  • USB Controller
  • USB Hub
  • WSD Scanner

 

 


Comments (14)

  1. Tommy Huang says:

    Is the information for device submission only ?

    System submission can be applied it as like this ?

    Thank you.

  2. Ronnie Kunin says:

    I neither see Networking (i.e. LAN Ethernet) in the product types eligible for the Fast track Windows 10 Compatibility program . I believe this is an error.

    Can you verify whether this was incorrectly omitted ? Note that Networking LAN Ethernet devices were eligible for previous fast track programs of this sort (i.e. Win 8 to Win 8.1 fast track; Win8.1 to Win8 downgrade special, etc.).

  3. Xiangan Kong says:

    l have some questions as below:

    1> For the condition:

    • The device’s binaries have not changed since the submission for Windows 8.1, and only the INF is updated to reflect the new Windows version

           if there is no any INF change between Win8.1 and Win10,  do we still use HCK2.1 to run Device Driver INF Verification Test?

    2>If we are submitting for Win10 and Win8.1, could you provide detail submission process?

       my understanding is as below:

      Use HLK to run Win10 full Device log test–>Use HCK2.1 to run  Device Driver INF Verification Test for Win8.1–>Use the “Merge” feature in HCK studio to include the Windows 10 HLKX package that was used to certify the device on Windows 10–>Submit the .hckx package to WIndows Dev Center hardware dashboard

  4. Katy says:

    For laptop keyboard submission, if the laptop use inbox keyboard driver and would like to get Win10 compatibility program, is below process still needed?

    1.Use the HLK for Windows 10, create a new Windows 10 project, and run the DF – Device Driver INF Verification Test.

    2.Use the “Merge” feature in HLK studio to include the Windows 8.1 HCKX package that was used to certify the device on Windows 8.1 (this would be the full test run).

    3.Submit the .hlkx package to the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard.

  5. Vanex says:

    We couldn't see "Mouse" in the list, is it classified on "Other" group ?

    Or the list didn't inclunde "Mouse" for Windows 10 fast track ?

    Thank you.

  6. Marco says:

    Hi all,

    is the fast-track process also valid with windows inbox driver ???

  7. minho.seo says:

    hello

    I don't see Optical Drive in the list.

    Win10 fast-track is not support Optical Drive ?

  8. WHQLOkTest says:

    hello,

    I have a question,

    1. Full run all test on  win7/win8/win8.1 with HCK,

    2.Only run the DF – Device Driver INF Verification Test on win10 with same driver

    3.Use the “Merge” feature in HLK studio to include the win7/win8/win8.1 HCKX packages

    4.Submit the hlkx package.

    does it work? thanks!

  9. RHWierenga says:

    Hi.

    Question on this also:

    I see Smart Cards listed as eligible for this, but what about Smart Card Readers? Are they eligible for the fast track program as well?

    Thanks!

  10. Manish Sharma says:

    Is INF mandatory for a driver to qualiify for installation on Win10? My driver uses insta config to  carry out installation tasks on win 8/8.1. Can I continue the  approach for win10? Is there a work-around to avoid introducing INF?

  11. Ted Haasl-Martinez says:

    How long can we expect the Win10 Cert Fast Track process to be available?

  12. hssbabu says:

    I am doing printer driver HLK testing, installed the printer in Win10 OS through TCP/IP address (network). In the HLK test list, I am NOT seeing the "Device Driver INF Verification Test", not even the "Devfund INF" test. Only INF test available in the HLK tests list is "INF Syntax test".

    IS it OK if I run this "INF Syntax" test only, OR how to get "Device Driver INF Verification Test" / "Devfund INF" test in the list?

    Please let me know.

    -hssbabu

  13. Aison says:

    We develop a new product, driver need the signature,  can use this method to test and submit?

  14. aison says:

    We develop a new product, driver need the signature,  can use this method to test and submit?

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