Download Debugging Tools for Windows

The Windows Debugger (WinDbg) can be used to debug kernel-mode and user-mode code, to analyze crash dumps, and to examine the CPU registers while the code executes.

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WinDbg Preview is a new version of WinDbg with more modern visuals, faster windows, a full-fledged scripting experience, built with the extensible debugger data model front and center. WinDbg Preview is using the same underlying engine as WinDbg today, so all the commands, extensions, and workflows still work as they did before.

Small classic windbg preview logo Debugging Tools for Windows 10 (WinDbg)

If you just need the Debugging Tools for Windows 10, and not Windows Driver Kit (WDK) for Windows 10 or Visual Studio 2017, you can install the debugging tools as a standalone component from the Windows SDK. In the SDK installation wizard, select Debugging Tools for Windows, and deselect all other components.

Tip

If the Windows SDK is already installed, open Settings, navigate to Apps & features, select Windows Software Development Kit, and then click Modify to change the installation to add Debugging Tools for Windows.


Looking for the debugging tools for earlier version of Windows?

To download the debugger tools for previous versions of Windows, download the Windows SDK from the Windows SDK and emulator archive. In the installation wizard, select Debugging Tools for Windows, and deselect all other components.