Windows Hardware Lab Kit build 10240 required after October 31, 2015


Released alongside Windows 10, the Windows Hardware Lab Kit is an all-purpose test and measure kit to help you determine how well your hardware interacts with Windows.

You can download the latest version of the HLK from the following location:

The Windows Developer center dashboard will accept Windows 10 HLK submissions with preview HLK releases until October 31, 2015, after which you must use HLK build 10240 for submissions.

 

Note: 

HLK build 10240 appears in the list of installed programs (Control Panel -> Programs and Features) as version 10.0.26624.

The full build number is 10.0.10240.26624. You can confirm that this version is installed by examining PackageInfo.XML inside of a package file (.hlkx), following the instructions below:

  • Using WinZip or 7-Zip, open the .hlkx package
  • Navigate to \hck\data\, and open the PackageInfo.XML file with a text editor
  • The first line should contain the following:  KitVersion="10.0.10240.26624"


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