Guidelines for products that work well with the Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems
Microsoft Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements
Design and testing requirements for server, desktop, and mobile systems and devices that run the Microsoft® Windows® family of operating system.
October 15, 2002
Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Windows XP Professional (64-bit and 32-bit)
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (64-bit and 32-bit)
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (64-bit and 32-bit)
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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Windows Logo Program for Hardware 4
Chapter 2 - Hardware Requirements for Windows Logo 13
Chapter 3 - Recommendations and Future Requirements 18
Chapter 4 - Getting the Windows Logo for Hardware 20
Appendix A - System Requirements Checklist 21
Appendix B - Device Requirements Checklist 55
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Windows Logo Program for Hardware
Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements, Version 2.1. This document provides the authoritative source for information about requirements for the Windows Logo Program for hardware that must be met by hardware vendors and system manufacturers who want to license the Windows Logo. Note, however, that these Logo Program requirements do not represent the minimum system requirements for running any version of the Windows family of operating systems.
This document describes the scope and purpose of the Microsoft Windows Logo Program, and it tells how to obtain the Windows Logo for server, desktop, and mobile systems and components that run the Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Server 2003 family operating systems.
This document is revised for each new version of the Windows operating systems. To receive update information about the Windows Logo Program for hardware by e-mail, subscribe to the mail list as described at http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/.
In This Document …
Chapter 1, Introduction to Windows Logo Program for Hardware
Presents a summary of the Windows Logo Program and resources.
Chapter 2, Hardware Requirements for Windows Logo
Describes requirements for consistent, stable functionality under Windows operating systems.
Chapter 3, Recommendations and Future Requirements
Presents specific design practices that Microsoft encourages, and highlights important design practices that will become Windows Logo Program requirements in the future.
Chapter 4, Getting the Windows Logo for Hardware
Describes the process of preparing for and submitting hardware for Windows Logo Program compliance testing.
Appendix A, System Requirements Checklist
Provides a checklist of requirements for desktop, mobile, and server systems, and for legacy-free and 64-bit systems.
Appendix B, Device Requirements Checklist
Provides a checklist of requirements per device class.