Accepting Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 submissions


The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated to support Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019. You may download the 1809 version of the HLK from the Hardware Dev Center and begin your Windows Hardware Compatibility testing today.

The 1809 version of the HLK enforces the revisions to the hardware compatibility requirements for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 and is for testing of those releases exclusively. Previous versions of the HLK for testing Windows releases other than Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 are available for download for at the Hardware Dev Center.

Windows 10, version 1809 and Server 2019 HLK Playlists

Updated playlists for this release are available for download from the Hardware Dev Center

Testing target Architecture Playlist
Windows 10, version 1809 x86/x64 HLK Version 1809 CompatPlaylist x86_x64
Windows Server 2019 X64 HLK Version 1809 CompatPlaylist x64 Server
Windows 10, version 1809 ARM64* HLK Version 1809 CompatPlaylist ARM64&nbsp
HLK Version 1809 CompatPlaylist ARM64_x86 on ARM64

*Testing of ARM64 requires two playlists. Please refer to the HLK ARM64 Getting Started Guide for details on ARM64 HLK client setup.

Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK)

This release also brings a new method for deploying your HLK test server (aka "controller") with the introduction of Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK). The VHLK is a complete pre-configured HLK test server on a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). The VHLK VHD can be deployed and booted as a Virtual Machine (VM) with no installation or configuration required.

Download the Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK)

Windows 10, version 1809 based systems may ship with drivers that achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 1803 until January 7, 2019

Partners looking to achieve compatibility for systems shipping Windows 10, version 1809 may factory-install drivers for components that achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 1803 until January 7, 2019. Please note: This policy is not applicable to partners certifying for Windows Server 2019, as all components within the system must be certified for Windows Server 2019 in order to be considered compatible.

Errata 41043 filter is available to mask the failures seen when testing a Windows 10, version 1803 system and the latest errata filter package.


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