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In short, this is the place to ask and answer questions about Windows system software development, the Windows Driver Kit (WDK), and Windows kernel-mode debugging (WinDbg). The forums here provide worldwide peer help with solving problems related to the design, development, and debugging of Windows drivers of all types (including WDF both KMDF, UMDF, even WDM device drivers and software-only drivers), Windows file system Minifilters, and Windows file systems. Are you having trouble figuring out how to do something in a driver you're developing? Do you have a crash in your driver that you're having trouble diagnosing? We have a forum for you!

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    RSS Feed 110 discussions 234 comments Most recent: Deletion of account? by Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) December 2022
  • Windows System Software Devs Interest List — Windows Driver Developer's Forum
    This is the category to post your questions about designing and developing all types of Windows drivers, particularly device drivers. Got a KMDF driver or UMDF driver question? Got a crash in driver that you need help analyzing? This is the category for you.
    RSS Feed 39.7K discussions 184K comments Most recent: METHOD_IN_DIRECT by Arsen 5:06AM
  • Windows File Systems and Minifilters Devs Interest List — Windows File System and Minifilter Developer's Forum
    This category is dedicated to answering questions about the design, development, and debugging of Windows file systems and file system Minifilters.
    RSS Feed 15.4K discussions 50.6K comments Most recent: Blocking standard user pop ups UAC by Scott_Noone_(OSR) January 27
  • Kernel Debugging Interest List — WinDbg Kernel Debugging Forum
    Bring your questions about kernel-mode debugging and crash dump analysis to this category, where !Analyze -v is only just the beginning.
    RSS Feed 3K discussions 10.2K comments Most recent: Please help me solve an BSOD. by pulp January 19

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Upcoming OSR Seminars
OSR has suspended in-person seminars due to the Covid-19 outbreak. But, don't miss your training! Attend via the internet instead!
Kernel Debugging 30 January 2023 Live, Online
Developing Minifilters 20 March 2023 Live, Online
Internals & Software Drivers 17 April 2023 Live, Online
Writing WDF Drivers 1 May 2023 Live, Online