Get started with the Hardware program

It's easy to get started with the Windows Hardware Dev Center program.

Register for the Hardware Program

Your company's administrator must register for the Windows Hardware Dev Center program. See Register for the Hardware Program for additional information about the registration process.

Design, create, and test your hardware and drivers

You can help your customers identify quality products that run reliably on Windows-based computers by testing your products and participating in the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (for Windows 10), or the Windows Hardware Certification Program (for Windows 8/8.1 and older operating systems).

These programs enable you to design, create, and test your hardware and drivers before you submit the final version through the Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard. For more information, see the Windows hardware certification page.

Submit your hardware and drivers for the compatibility program or certification

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