At this point, you should have (as a minimum) the following:
A Microsoft Windows Driver Development Kit (XP, 2000, or 2003)
A C/C++ compiler (VC++ 2005 Express)
The Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit
Also recommended are the following:
A Kernel Debug Output Utility (DebugView from Sysinternals)
Debugging Tools for Windows
Once you have downloaded, installed, and verified the tools discussed in this chapter, you will be able to compile and run the code presented in this book. If you wish to follow along without compiling source code, binaries for each chapter can be downloaded from the Wrox website at www.wrox.com and run on any Windows 2000, XP, or 2003 operating system.