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First published on MSDN on Sep 01, 2015

Released alongside Windows 10, the Windows Hardware Lab Kit is an all-purpose test and measure kit to help you determine how well your hardware interacts with Windows.


You can download the latest version of the HLK from the following location:



The Windows Developer center dashboard will accept Windows 10 HLK submissions with preview HLK releases until October 31, 2015 , after which you must use HLK build 10240 for submissions.



Note:


HLK build 10240 appears in the list of installed programs (Control Panel -> Programs and Features) as version 10.0. 26624 .


The full build number is 10.0. 10240 .26624. You can confirm that this version is installed by examining PackageInfo.XML inside of a package file (.hlkx), following the instructions below:



  • Using WinZip or 7-Zip, open the .hlkx package

  • Navigate to \hck\data\ , and open the PackageInfo.XML file with a text editor

  • The first line should contain the following: KitVersion =" 10.0.10240.26624 "