Windows Hardware Quality Labs


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Windows Hardware Quality Labs

(body, standard)
(WHQL) A Microsoft body that produces and supports the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility Test kit for current Microsoft operating systems. Products are tested with the kit to ensure that they meet Microsoft standards for compatibility with Windows and to qualify to use the "Designed for Microsoft Windows" logos.

http://microsoft.com/hwdq/hwtest/.
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