Bring up guide


  Some topics in this section may apply only to Windows 10 Mobile and certain processor architectures.

This section of the partner documentation is designed for hardware engineers and developers who need to understand how to get started with bringing up hardware on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

In this section

Topic Description

Firmware Windows Engineering Guide (WEG)

The Firmware Windows Engineering Guide (WEG) provides a roadmap to follow through in implementing system firmware-related best practices.

Boot and UEFI

Provides guidance about the boot process and UEFI implementation requirements for devices that run Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

Windows ACPI design guide for SoC platforms

The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification, Revision 5.0 (ACPI 5.0 specification), defines a new set of features to support low-power, mobile devices that are based on System on a Chip (SoC) integrated circuits and that implement the connected standby power model. Starting with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Windows supports the new ACPI 5.0 features for SoC-based platforms.


Use the topics in this section to learn more about security in Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Server 2016.

Windows 10 Mobile partition layout

Learn how to configure storage partitions and partitions sizes on Windows 10 Mobile devices.