I got an impressions that the old versions of DDK are free, however there seem no way to download them from MSDN other than getting the new, current, version by ordering a CD or paying for a subscription. Does anyone know any good place to download it (I even don't need the full DDK, only include files will enough) ?
Posted on 2006-04-16 21:10:07 by arafel

I got an impressions that the old versions of DDK are free, however there seem no way to download them from MSDN other than getting the new, current, version by ordering a CD or paying for a subscription. Does anyone know any good place to download it (I even don't need the full DDK, only include files will enough) ?


Good question, if somebody could point me to a "backlog" of various MS stuff (like the PlatformSDK), I'd be a happy little camper! Unfortunatley I think only paying MSDN subscribers has access to this stuff. (Fortunately I did get my hands on one of the latest htmlhelp v1 PSDK versions).

What's the DDK CD cost right now? It used to be cheap... though of couse not paying would be nicer :)
Posted on 2006-04-17 03:25:48 by f0dder
I'm not exactly sure, but a lot of the older SDK's and such can be ordered from Microsoft and you just have to pay shipping. I'll check to see if I can find a URL here in a little bit but last time I ordered something was a year or two ago.

Regards,
Bryant Keller
Posted on 2006-04-17 09:41:05 by Synfire
The DDK (even the most current version) itself is free, but for shipping and cost of media you will need to pay 25$. Not that it's that much, but why pay for something that is free?
Posted on 2006-04-17 11:40:40 by arafel
Download it from here
it is the Windows 2003 sp1 ddk
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/wdf/KMDF_pkg.mspx

it is in that iso...
it is legal
it is free

And here a non MS Link to older ddks

http://down.szipc.com/OS/


So long Ar-ras
Posted on 2006-04-17 11:53:14 by Ar-ras
Hi arafel,

Did you try the link below? You can get the Win98 DDK from :

http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98SE/Install/Gold/W98/EN-US/98DDK.EXE
Posted on 2006-04-17 11:54:03 by Vortex
Ar-ras, Vortex,

Thanks guys!!!  :D
Posted on 2006-04-17 12:15:33 by arafel

Good question, if somebody could point me to a "backlog" of various MS stuff (like the PlatformSDK), I'd be a happy little camper! Unfortunatley I think only paying MSDN subscribers has access to this stuff. (Fortunately I did get my hands on one of the latest htmlhelp v1 PSDK versions).


So, you want to get all (or some of) the older PSDKs? They can be downloaded from Microsoft site - you do not have to be a MSDN subscriber.
Posted on 2006-04-17 13:02:29 by Morris
How to find the older PSDKs?
Posted on 2006-04-17 13:49:47 by Vortex
Why we dont make this thread to a sticky ?
PSDK for 2003 and XP
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/downlevel.htm

EDIT:
I have some MSDN CDs/DVDs
Some of them are labeled with Microsoft Platform SDK August 2002 Edition ( as an example)

I look if there are some old PSDKs

If someone has webspace, I can upload it there... if it is legal...

EDIT2:
Funny things I've found
e.g. Whistler Beta 1 Edition PSDK
ROFL...
but no real PSDKs
Posted on 2006-04-17 16:37:06 by Ar-ras

How to find the older PSDKs?


The "template" URL for older PSDKs is:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/platformsdk/sdk/update/win98mexp/en-us/build/FULL/PSDK-FULL.num.cab

Now, the build might be:
2601.0          (August 2001 edition)
3590.2          (November 2001 edition)
3639.1          (May 2002 edition)
3663.0          (July 2002 edition)
3672.1          (August 2002 edition)
3718.1          (October 2002 edition)
3790.0          (February 2003 edition)
2600.2180      (PSDK XP SP2 edition)


For each build, the num should be iterated from 1 till you get a cab file smaller than all the others (usually the cab files are 25MB in size).
Posted on 2006-04-18 01:31:47 by Morris

I have some MSDN CDs/DVDs
Some of them are labeled with Microsoft Platform SDK August 2002 Edition ( as an example)

I look if there are some old PSDKs

If someone has webspace, I can upload it there... if it is legal...

I don't think hosting PSDKs on your site is legal. At least the license for "MICROSOFT PLATFORM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SERVICE PACK 1" says:
7.      SCOPE OF LICENSE.  The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software.  Microsoft reserves all other rights.  Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement.  In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways.  You may not:
        work around any technical limitations in the software,
        reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation,
        make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation,
        publish the software for others to copy,
        rent, lease or lend the software, or
        use the software for commercial software hosting services.
Posted on 2006-04-18 01:39:05 by Morris
ok :)

now i know it
Posted on 2006-04-18 05:49:12 by Ar-ras
Morris, do you have any idea which is the last version (build number :)) of the PlatformSDK that shipped with .chm style htmlhelp v1 help files?
Posted on 2006-04-18 08:09:04 by f0dder

Morris, do you have any idea which is the last version (build number :)) of the PlatformSDK that shipped with .chm style htmlhelp v1 help files?

The last PSDK with htmlhelp v1 is 3639.1 (May 2002 edition).
Posted on 2006-04-18 10:18:02 by Morris
Thanks, just generated a list of files 1-16 of that build, gonna grab later... think my most recent version was oct2001 or something.
Posted on 2006-04-18 12:22:53 by f0dder
Morris,

Thanks for the info.
Posted on 2006-04-18 12:43:50 by Vortex
Made this thread sticky - I hope :)
Posted on 2006-04-20 06:58:07 by f0dder
You can download the latest DDK as part of the Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF). Here:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/wdf/KMDF.mspx


Here's a note from the guy who discovered this gem:
http://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?article=432


EDIT: If you read the comments, turns out its some crippled version of the DDK. Might be useful still *shrug*
Posted on 2006-05-30 01:56:33 by comrade
It's fully functional. I use it for quite some time now.
Posted on 2006-05-30 20:17:20 by ti_mo_n