HLK build 10586 is required starting on February 10, 2016

Starting on February 10, 2016, HLK build 10586 is required in order to satisfy compatibility requirements. This kit enables compatibility testing of hardware for the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems.

In order to successfully test for Windows 10 compatibility, you must have the latest version of the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program Playlist.  The latest playlist is located here:

In order to certify your hardware for previously-released operating system versions, you must continue to use version 2.1 of the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK). 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

Comments (7)

  1. stuart lynne says:

    How do you find out the build number for an installed HLK kit?

    HLK Manager / Help shows a version number! E.g. 2.7.3995.0

  2. You csn check the version by going to the Control Panel and choosing Uninstall a program. Windows Hardware Lab Kit should appear in the program list. Select the kit you would like to check and than you can find the version below.

  3. rebecca says:

    So does it mean that 10240 is no longer approved for HLK submit?

  4. Microsuck needs a new direction. says:

    How can MS continue charging for a "POS" (Proprietary..(really?)..OperatingSystem), which somehow has the worst track record for exploits, hacks, virusus, worms, and other malware in general? You release sdk, wdf blah, blah…Hacktools. Plain and simple. Why not help customers instead of helping hackers Sc**w said customers? Linux is even more or less in worldwide distro yet has only about 1/10 the malware and hack issues…Why?  Bottomline is, linux communities care about their people and OS, MS only cares about its "bottomline". Mayhap its time for ole gates to go back to working in a garage.  

  5. 15+ years Microsoft products user says:

    ^ Preach. Microsoft is making it easier on their employess because the customer has to debug everything while Microsoft charges for support for their buggy systems. which I get it. Maybe I should apply at Microsoft because then  I get to be super vague about everything.

  6. Prasanth says:

    How about Windows Server 2008 x86 and x64?

  7. is there any possiblility to submit the HLK package with prior build version? says:

    We have completed the HLK testing for our driver and created the package with prior build version (10.0.10240.26624) of HLK but now HLK build version seem to be updated to 10586.

    Will it possible to submit the package with prior build version?

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