The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 3

 

 

 

 

 

Installing The Symbols Package

 

As said by Microsoft, the new linker strips all the debug information from the SYS file and moves the data into a PDB file. The PDB file should be copied to the symbols directory for debugging. Copying the SYS file will not provide debugging information. If you want the entire set of symbols for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or Windows 2000, then you can download a symbol package and install it on your computer.

 

Selecting Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols for downloading

 

Selecting Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols for downloading

 

In our case, because we can’t be online all the time, we have downloaded a package for Windows XP SP2 symbols package and run the executable file (~ 200MB).

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols self-extraction file

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols self-extraction file

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols file extraction

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols file extraction

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols License agreement

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols License agreement

 

The default installation path was given for us. If you want to change the path, please use the Browse button.

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols default installation path

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols default installation path

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols custom directory installation selection

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols custom directory installation selection

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols package installation path

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols package installation path

 

The symbol package installation should start shortly.

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols files copying in action

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols files copying in action

 

If there is no error, you should be welcomed by the following Windows message.

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols installation is complete

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols package installation is complete

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols installed directories

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols installed directories

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols PDB files examples

 

The Windows XP with Service Pack 2 retail symbols PDB files

 

 

 

 

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