WinDbg Getting started with WinDbg Installation or Setup


Microsoft describes 3 ways of installing WinDbg:

  • as part of the WDK (Windows Driver Kit)
  • as part of the SDK (Software Development Kit)
  • with the installer of the SDK and deselecting everything else but "Debugging Tools for Windows"

To get the installer, visit Download the WDK, WinDbg, and associated tools and scroll down to a section called "Get debugging tools".

A well-known and convenient but inofficial source is Codemachine where you can also download older versions of the Debugging Tools directly.

The setup itself is straight-forward. Click through the installer until it finishes.