HLK v1607 for Server 2016 - 1607 playlist does not load

Ellan Porter 1 Reputation point
2022-10-18T09:05:31.293+00:00

I get this error message when I try to load the 1607 playlist:
Playlist file 'C:\Playlists and Filters\New folder\CompatPlaylists(3)\Compat Playlists\HLK Version 1607 CompatPlaylist.xml' has an incorrect format: 'The element 'Test' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/hlk/playlist/2014' has invalid child element 'Feature' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/hlk/playlist/2014'. List of possible elements expected: 'OSPlatform' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/hlk/playlist/2014'.'.

The 1703 playlist will load just fine but I'm testing Server 2016.

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,071 Reputation points
    2022-10-19T22:00:15.363+00:00

    Hello there,

    Check if you have the latest playlist downloaded.

    The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which tests must be successfully completed for devices and systems to be compatible with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. The latest playlist can be downloaded at https:// sysdev.microsoft.com/en-US/Hardware/compatibilityplaylists .

    This playlist is optional for the next 90 days, after which it will be required by the Hardware Developer Portal, and previous playlists will no longer be accepted. Published playlists can be used for submissions for 90 days after the next playlist update.

    The below thread discusses the same issue and you can try out some troubleshooting steps from this and see if that helps you to sort the Issue. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/e36d6166-fa65-4eed-8065-8662cc966f7b/hardware-certification-playlist-validation-failed?forum=whck

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