Is DDK(3790) version supports vista drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by kota, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. kota

    kota Guest

    My driver is wrtten for xp for DDK version(3790). I would like to upgrade
    this to vista, For vista, Do i have to go for WDK?, or Can I still work for
    OlderDDK(3790 version)?
    At initial screenting, i undersood that with WDK, i am getting some problem.
    Would like to know that, Is it must to migrate to WDK or can we still work
    with older one?

    kota, Nov 5, 2007
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  2. kota

    Don Burn Guest

    Have you tested your binary for XP on Vista? If it works the answer is a
    conditional yes. The conditional is that sooner or later you will want to
    go the the WDK. Hera are some reasons:

    1. If you want to sign your driver you have to go to the WDK since some
    signing tests such as PREfast require building with the latest tools.

    2. The latest tools find bugs, so using the latest WDK and running
    PREfast and SDV will improve your drivers quality.

    P.S. I hope by 3790 you mean 3790.1830 the Sever 2003 SP1 DDK, the original
    3790 is very obsolete.

    Don Burn (MVP, Windows DDK)
    Windows 2k/XP/2k3 Filesystem and Driver Consulting
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    Don Burn, Nov 5, 2007
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  3. kota

    kota Guest

    Hi Don Burn,

    Thanks for your immediate reply, could you give me any link on how to test
    xp binary on Vista?
    Here, i have the driver file .sys & .dll(libarary) and util example.
    As i installed in Xp, do i need to install here as well? or will there be
    any different way to test this?
    Also, It would be helpfule for me, if you can give a link about upgrading
    INF file for Vista, in website, i saw a link available for 64 bit INF
    requirments, but not for vista.

    kota, Nov 5, 2007
  4. In general a properly written INF file that is working on XP works ok on
    vista too (as far as I know nothing was added in the INF file format
    specifically for Vista). Same for 64bit: an INF file for a 64 bit driver
    doesn't need to be changed from XP to vista.

    Have a nice day
    Gianluca Varenni, Nov 5, 2007
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