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Where are the WDF 1.7 RTM coinstallers?

Where are the WDF 1.7 RTM coinstallers?

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UPDATE (10/31/2008):  We just released the Windows Server 2008/SP1 WDK, which includes the coinstallers. This WDK is versioned as 6001.18002 and can be found here. Apart from the coinstallers, this WDK also has some additional changes, which are described here. The rest of the post has instructions on how to download the 6001.18001 WDK (i.e. the previous version of the WDK). We strongly suggest that you download version 6001.18002. If you do so, then you don't need to download the coinstallers from the seperate msi.

 


It still puzzles me that we continue to get emails from people, who cannot find either the latest WDK or the WDF 1.7 coinstallers.

So, just for completeness the steps are:

  • Go to https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=148 (if you have problems signing in using Firefox, then try Internet Explorer)
  • Login with your Microsoft Passport or your Windows Live ID. If you don't have one, then you need to create one for free.
  • After you login, you'll see a page which has a link for "WDK for Server 2008" (this is the WDK versioned as 6001.18001 and IT DOES NOT HAVE THE WDF 1.7 coinstallers) and a link for "WDF (KMDF and UMDF) 1_7" (the WDF 1.7 coinstallers). You can download just either the coinstallers or both packages, depending on whether you need just to use the redistributable or if you need to develop new drivers.
The coinstallers have been there since 18th April 2008.
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  • Unfortunately the link (https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=148) does not work. Both on Opera and IE.

  • I've tried it both with Firefox and IE and it works for me. What do you see, when you try to access the website? Does http://connect.microsoft.com/ work?

  • It says:

    Page Not Found

    The content that you requested cannot be found or you do not have permission to view it.

    If you believe you have reached this page in error, click the Help link at the top of the page to report the issue and include this ID in your e-mail: 66e6eb1d-3ef1-4906-8ff1-367a3600250e

  • So by now, what hardware companies have KMDF drivers for modems, mouse/keyboard and PCI devices? Do Microsoft Hardware (mouse/keyboard supply KMDF drivers)

    And what companies have UMDF drivers for cameras, portable media players (Zune included), mobile phones etc?)

    Also, in the future, I would like most WDF support for webcams, TV tuners, PCI audio devices and NICs.

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