The Debugging Tools are essential for Windows 8.1 developers that are looking to create apps and submit them to the Windows Store, free of serious bugs and glitches. Here’s more about it and where to download.
Debugging in Windows 8.1, just like with any other operating system, means to find and reduce the number of bugs and defects, to make the app behave as expected. For that, Windows 8 developers have at their disposal the Debugging Tools set. With the launch of the Windows 8.1 SDK, the Debugging Tools has been made part of it, as this was one of the new features and updates brought by Microsoft.
However, if you’re interested only in the Debugging Tools for Windows 8.1, when installing the Windows 8.1 SDK, you can select only the box for Debugging Tools, leaving others unchecked. As far as we know, this is the single way to install the standalone Debugging Tools for Windows 8.1 component, as there are currently no individual download links for that.
What you can download, though, as a standalone file is the Windows Remote Debugging Client for Windows 8.1. You can use it to work remotely with developers from Microsoft by using the Kernel Debugger (KD). Follow the links from below to download the Windows 8.1 SDK where you’ll need to check only the Debugging Tools for Windows 8.1, if you need that, and the Windows Remote Debugging Client for Windows 8.1.