Microsoft Validation OS

Microsoft Validation OS is a lightweight, fast, and customizable Windows 11-based operating system that you can use on the factory floor to diagnose, mitigate and repair hardware defects during Windows device manufacturing. Validation OS boots into a Command Line environment to increase reliability on the factory floor and supports running Win32 apps, smoothing the transition from early hardware bring-up to retail OS and apps development.

Get started using Validation OS

Download Validation OS

Click here to download the Validation OS ISO.

Create bootable Validation OS media

You can boot Validation OS from USB, or from a hard drive that's had the image applied. See Create bootable Validation OS media for more information.