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Windbg Download

Previously Windbg was available separately to download. But for the latest versions, Microsoft keeps it as part of Windows SDK. Please find the download links below.

Windows 7:

The latest version of Windbg for Windows 7 can be downloaded from the link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6b6c21d2-2006-4afa-9702-529fa782d63b&displaylang=en
Download winsdk_web.exe from the above link. Note that this does not download the whole SDK, it’s just an installer. Once you run the file, you can select which tools you would like to be downloaded. If you are interested only in Windbg, you can exclude everything else and only select ‘Debugging tools’ under ‘Common Utilities’

The above package installs windbg 6.12 version. If you want to quick install windbg, you can go for older version(6.11) which can be downloaded from
the link given at the end of this post.

Once you do the installation, you can find the program in Start Menu -> All Programs -> Debugging Tools for Windows -> Windbg

Windows 8.1

Download link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/desktop/bg162891.aspx
The setup instructions are same as mentioned above for Windows 7.

Previous versions of Windbg

Windbg 32-bit pakage:

http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/debuggers/dbg_x86_6.11.1.404.msi

Windbg X64 package:
http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/debuggers/dbg_amd64_6.11.1.404.msi

Windbg IA64 package
http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/debuggers/dbg_ia64_6.11.1.404.msi

Related links:
Loading symbols in Windbg
Windbg commands reference
Windows crash dump file settings

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • toni June 28, 2012, 3:30 pm

    a lot of thanks, I finally found windbg installation pack offline

  • crys August 19, 2012, 3:01 am

    thanks too after suffering vista bluescreen at startup

  • NICEGUY September 28, 2013, 12:50 pm

    wow, he actually has the XP version, I was looking all over for this. THANKS! YOU’RE THE BEST!!

  • Tim B December 18, 2013, 12:18 am

    The web installer for 7.1 fails for me. Worse than simply failing, it actually says it was successful, but doesn’t install anything at all. Apparently this is a common issue and only downloading the full ISO (which I am yet to find) fixes the problem.

    • admin January 18, 2015, 11:35 pm

      I have today downloaded the installer for Windows 7.1 SDK from the above link and successfully installed Windbg.

    • admin January 18, 2015, 11:42 pm

      It’s a late reply, but for the benefit of others who see the same issue, did you make sure that you installed ‘Debugging tools for Windows’ under ‘Common Utilities’ and NOT ‘Debugging tools’ under ‘Redistributable packages’.

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