19 Jun.

Simple Recertification for Windows 8.1 Hardware Logo

Although it shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s good to see that Microsoft has implemented a simple recertification process for a wide variety of device types.

Certified Windows 8 devices and drivers can be resubmitted for Windows 8.1

Digital Video Camera
Digital Media Renderer
Digital Still Camera
Distribution Scan Management Enabled Device
Enterprise WSD Multifunction Printer
Game Controller
Generic Controller
Graphics Tablet
Hard Drive – HDD, SSD
LAN CS
LAN
LCD
Monitor
Multifunction Printer
Optical Drive
Pen Digitizer
Precision Touchpad
Printer
Removable Storage
Router
Scanner
SDIO Controller
Signature Tablet
Smart Card
Smart Card Reader
Storage Array
Storage Controller (Client)
Storage Spaces Adapter (Client)
Storage Spaces Drive
Storage Spaces Enclosure
Touch
Touch Monitor
USB Hub
WSD Multifunction
WSD Printer
WSD Scanner

Windows 8 certified devices in the table above qualify for a reduced set of testing for a Windows 8.1 certification if:

  • The device was previously certified for Windows 8.
  • The device’s binaries haven’t changed since the submission for Windows 8. Only the INF is updated to reflect the new Windows version.

Now that we are a week out from Build 2013, no doubt more information will be coming to light on what additional hardware enhancements Windows 8.1 will support.

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