Multifunction Device Support and Device Container Groupings in Windows 7: Guidelines for IHVs, OEMs, and Hardware Developers

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This white paper provides information about the multifunction device support and device container groupings for the Windows 7 operating system. It provides guidelines that Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) should follow when they design and develop new hardware for the Windows 7 platform. The improved support for multifunction devices and device container grouping is discussed in detail, including the following: an overview of the architecture, algorithms and heuristics that the operating system uses to detect multifunction devices, recommendations to hardware and driver developers to ensure that their devices work well with Windows 7.