March 7, 2021

Downloading & Installing WinDBG

WinDBG is a very useful tool for analysing crash dumps and memory dumps. It is part of the Windows SDK. You can grab it here: Windows 10 SDK Download

Don’t worry if you’re doing this on a Windows 7/8 device, the WinDBG application will work on these OSes.

When you run the SDKSETUP.exe you will be met with the following screen:

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Opt in or out here, I usually opt out unless I’m feeling generous!02

Here we are only concerned with the Debugging tools for Windows.03

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Browse to the location of the sdksetup.exe file and run it.06

Choose your install location; the default should be fine.07

Again, opting out…

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The only available feature to install is Debugging Tools.10

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Tada, there’s WinDBG there. There’s a lot more here but we will look at this first.13

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