Pen Validation Guide

This section is a validation guide for an integrated Pen device (a Windows Active Pen), for Windows 10 and later operating systems.

The guidance provided here ensures compliance with Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) testing for a Windows Active Pen.

In this section

Topic Description

Pen Validation Overview

This topic presents a brief overview of the assumed device test conditions for pen validation, and outlines critical pre-test requirements.

Hardware Requirements and Vendor Information

This topic provides a list of the test equipment that is required for the pen-related tests in the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK), and information about the vendors who stock the listed equipment.

General Testing Guidelines

This topic provides general guidelines for testing a Windows pen device, using the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows 10

Pen Testing Interface

This topic presents the user interface for the pen tests in the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows 10

Active Pen Tests

This section lists the topics that provide details about the active pen tests in the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows 10.

Simultaneous Pen and Touch Validation

This section provides details on validating simultaneous pen and touch reporting for Windows 10


The appendix for the Windows Pen Validation Guide, provides information about manually running the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) tests, some points to note (following our latest content release), and answers to some frequently asked questions.