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Device and System "Quality" Requirements Notes
In previous versions of this document, the detailed lists of WHQL tests in the “Quality” sections in Appendixes A and B were provided to help designers identify the test requirements related to a specific system or component. However, Microsoft now publishes the WHQL Test Specification, which provides extensive details about many tests in the HCT. In addition, the HCT documentation has been revised extensively to help designers and testers easily identify the test requirements for every system and component.
Therefore, the “Quality” sections now include only WHQL Test Specification and HCT documentation cross references, rather than lists of specific tests.
In addition, some requirements were erroneously included in the “Quality” sections in earlier drafts. These have been placed in correct locations under “Compatibility” and “Windows Experience” sections, with cross-references retained in their original locations.
System-related Requirement Notes
Unless otherwise noted, the requirements apply for all versions of the Windows operating system, and general system requirements apply to PC desktops, mobile PCs, and server systems.
Mobile and Server Exceptions. In both the Mobile PC and Server sections in Appendix A, a specific list is provided of cross-references to exceptions for general device and system requirements. To view these lists, see:
A3.0 Mobile PC Client Requirements A6.0 Server System Requirements
Client vs. Server Notations. Requirement titles clearly specify whether the item applies only for client PCs or servers. For example:
A1.4.2 x86-based client: System and all components correctly implement power management
A6.4.5 System that provides headless server capabilities meets minimum requirements
Windows Version Notations. Requirement titles clearly specify whether the item applies only for specific versions of Windows. For example:
B126.96.36.199 Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition: Data modem supports digital connection to support host-side V.90 operation
x86-based vs. Intel Itanium-based Notations. Requirement titles clearly specify whether the item applies only for 32-bit or 64-bit systems. For example:
A1.1.5 Multiprocessor system compatibility requirements x86-based: Comply with ACPI 1.0b. Itanium-based: Comply with Multiple APIC Description Table (MADT) in ACPI 2.0, Section 188.8.131.52.
Note: In earlier versions, the terms IA-32 and IA-64 were used to differentiate 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
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