Device.Audio Testing

This section describes how to test audio devices and certify them for use on Windows® as part of the Windows Certification Program. To begin the testing part of the certification process, you must install and run the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK), and then set up your test environment. For information about how to install and configure the Windows HCK, see Step 1: Install Controller and Studio on the test server.

The Device.Audio testing category includes external audio devices that you can attach to a computer, HD audio controllers, or audio processing objects (APOs) that enhanced the audio hardware capabilities. Integrated audio devices are tested as part of a system certification.

For a development resource for Audio System Effect Audio Processing Objects testing, see the Microsoft® DirectX® Software Development Kit (SDK) available from the DirectX Developer Center.

This section includes the following topics.

Topic Details

Audio Device Testing Prerequisites

This section provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your audio device.

Troubleshooting Audio Testing

This section provides overall Device.Audio troubleshooting information.

Device.Audio Tests

This section includes documentation for every audio test in the Windows HCK.

For test-specific prerequisites or troubleshooting details, review individual test topics.


For best practices for Windows HCK testing, and tips to avoid common failures, see Troubleshooting the Windows HCK Environment.

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