This is a comprehensive checklist; however, this is not a standalone document.
To adequately review and design for the compatibility and design requirements for the Windows Logo Program for hardware, you must also have available these documents:
Windows Driver Development Kits (DDKs) including DDKs for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 family, available at http://www.microsoft.com/ddk/
All DDK topic references in this document are based on the current Windows DDK, published in conjunction with the Windows XP operating system.
Tip: Search for the cited topic name in your local version of the DDK documentation.
WHQL Test Specifications, available at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdq/hwtest/.
Industry specifications, such as ACPI Specification, PCI Local Bus Specification 2.2, USB 1.1 and related device class specifications, MMC-2, and so on.
Logo Requirements and the Windows HCTs
When you install the Windows XP HCT 10.0 and HCT 11.1, this document is automatically installed with the HCT documentation and the WHQL Test Specifications, and the PC and server design guides.
The HTML Help (.CHM) versions of these documents are designed to work interactively.
We recommend that you review the Windows Logo Program requirements with the HTML Help versions of the test specifications and design guides for easy cross-referencing among the requirements and implementation guidelines.
TIP: If you download these documents from the web, place them in the same directory to ensure that the cross-reference links work. All links work automatically if you are running the versions installed with the Windows HCT 11.0 and HCT 11.1.
Resources for Meeting Logo Requirements
This section provides a list of Microsoft resources that can help you build hardware that meets the Windows Logo requirements.
Windows Logo Program web site
Feedback on logo requirements
and related issues
Hardware testing tools and test submission information
Refers to devices that are traditionally added to the basic PC system to increase functionality. Examples include audio, networking, graphics, small computer system interface (SCSI) controller, and so on. Add-on devices fall into two categories: devices built onto the system board and devices on expansion cards added to the system through a system-board connector, such as Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI).
Refers to versions of the Windows XP operating systems running on desktop or mobile PC systems.
Indications cases in which a requirement may not apply.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing clarifications and corrections published for Windows Logo Program requirements. FAQs are defined in subsections numbered #.#.5 in the appendixes.
FAQ are also listed at http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/ and published in the Windows Logo Program News available by subscription on the Windows Logo Program web site.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing new features or capabilities that are planned for future versions of the Windows Logo Program for hardware. Future requirements are defined in subsections numbered #.#.R in the appendixes.
Future requirements are also listed at http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/ and published in the Windows Logo Program News available by subscription on the Windows Logo Program web site.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing required industry specifications, upon which operating system support is based. These references include Internet links to the source document.
Mobile PC Note
Indicates that an exception or additional information is defined for Mobile PC systems.
Indicates that the statement applies as a requirement for the Windows Logo Program.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing requirements for testing the system to ensure Windows compatibility and reliability.
The feature must be supported as defined in these guidelines for the hardware to pass testing and receive the Windows Logo.
Indicates that an exception or additional information is defined for server systems.
Indicates that the statement applies as a recommendation or implementation guideline for the Windows Logo Program.
Indicates that functionality is delivered in the end-user configuration. In a configure-to-order or build-to-order customer product specification scenario, this feature is the default if multiple options are presented.
Refers to devices on the system board, such as interrupt controllers, keyboard controller, real-time clock, direct memory access (DMA) page registers, DMA controllers, memory controllers, floppy disk drive controller (FDC), hard disk controller (HDC), serial and parallel ports, PCI bridges, and so on. These devices are typically integrated with the supporting chip set in legacy PC designs.
In bold type, used in this document to cite the specific versions of the Windows operating system for which a requirement applies. Unless otherwise stated, requirements apply for all versions of Windows tested under the Windows Logo Program.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing requirements that ensure the system will run correctly under Windows, based on DDK references for correct driver implementation and Microsoft white papers that describe implementation details.
Standard subsections for each system or component in Appendix A and Appendix B, listing requirements that advance the Windows platform or enhance the quality of the Windows computing experience.
In bold type, used in this document to cite specific types of computers based on 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors, respectively, that use the Intel Architecture instruction set.
In Appendix A, “System Requirements Checklist,” and Appendix B, “Device Requirements Checklist,” each system and device type is identified in a separate section. These section numbers do not necessarily correlate directly with WHQL test categories. For devices, these sections are not related to how the device is attached to the computer.
Each group of system-specific or device-specific requirements is divided into the following subsections.
#.#.1 Windows Compatibility
Requirements that ensure the system or component will run correctly under Windows, including:
Industry specifications upon which operating system support is based. These are provided as Internet links for the convenience of designers and testers.
Requirements for testing the system, device, or driver to ensure the quality of implementation under Windows.
#.#.4 Windows Experience
Requirements that advance the Windows platform or enhance the quality of the Windows computing experience.
Requirements and clarifications published for the Windows Logo Program. These include compliance date and implementation issues.
Each system or device topic on the http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/ web site may contain additional clarifications and announcements of any new requirements defined after publication of this document.
#.#.R Future Requirements
Capabilities and features that may become new Logo requirements with the next release of the Windows operating system following Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Each system or device topic on the http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/ web site may contain announcements of any additional future requirements planned for future versions of Windows.