The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated and made available on the download center in order to support the Windows 10, Version 1511 release of the Windows 10 operating system.
Build 10586 of the HLK enables compatibility testing of hardware for the Windows 10, Version 1511 release, the 7/29/2015 Windows 10 release, and Windows Server 2016.
There were no changes made to the HLK infrastructure in this release. The sole focus was to provide fixes for tests that created the need for test errata. Over 200 errata were fixed with this release. Errata that were fixed in the September 2015 release are also included in this release, and all remaining errata now have an expiration date of 2/10/2016.
In order to test successfully for Windows 10 compatibility, you will need the latest version of the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program Playlist. The latest playlist is available for download here:
All partners must transition to this kit release and to the 1.8 version of the Compatibility Program Playlist no later than February 10th, 2016.
In order to certify your hardware for previously released operating system versions, you must continue to use the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) version 2.1. HCK 2.1 must be used to certify hardware for following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2