Step 5: Select target to certify

Windows HCK Studio detects all features that a device implements. The specific testable device is called the target. A device may contain multiple targets, represented by one or more hardware IDs. Using the Selection tab, you can filter what you want to test using the following views:

  • Systems. To test a complete client or server computer.

  • Devices and printers. To test an external device that's connected to a test computer. This device typically appears in Start > Devices and Printers on the test computer.

  • Device manager. To test a component of a test computer or external device, for example, a network card. This is the most detailed view.

  • Software devices. To test filter drivers, firewalls, and antivirus software that's installed on the test computer.


    Some software drivers are associated with a physical device. If you cannot find your driver under Software Device, use the search bar on Device Manager to find the device under which your software driver is associated.


The following image shows the Studio Selection tab.

To select a target to certify

  1. Click the Selection tab. From the machine pool list (upper-left drop-down list), select the pool that contains the devices that you want to certify.

  2. From the left-pane, select the view based on the device you want to certify: systems, device and printers, device manager, or software device.

    A list of available targets is displayed in the center detailed view. If you select device manager, you can choose to show inbox and hidden features.

  3. From center detailed view, select the check box next to each target that you want to test.


    • You must select all of the features of a specific product type for a device to receive certification.

    • If you're testing a Web Services on Devices (WSD) device, there may be a delay before required WSD targets are listed.


The show selected option displays the targets that you select in the other views. This view allows you to see just the areas you're testing. You also can filter a machine pool by category by using the category list. You can search for specific targets/features by using the search box.

To learn more about the different options on this page see HCK Studio - Selection Tab.



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