Windows Debugging Tool Installation
Windows debugging tool installation is quite easy if you have proper tools and understanding about its usage. Before you start windows debugging you must install Windows Debugging Tools for Windows .
As time passes and Microsoft keeps on releasing different updated version of Operating system, they will keep on upgrading the tools associated with it as well.
We can get Debugging tools for windows in three  different ways.
First as a part of WDK . Install Microsoft Visual Studio and then install the Windows Driver Kit (WDK). Debugging Tools for Windows is included in the WDK. You can get the integrated environment here.
Secondly as part of the Windows SDK. Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). Debugging Tools for Windows is included in the Windows SDK. You can get the Windows SDK here.
Last but not least as a standalone tool set.If you want to download only Debugging Tools for Windows, install the Windows SDK, and, during the installation, select the Debugging Tools for Windows box and clear all the other boxes.
As I understand you will not limit your self so its better to go with last option, standalone tool set.
It will download sdksetup.exe either in the download folder or to the location you specify.
Make a right click and select the properties of installer and unblock the installer . and Start installer with administrative rights.
If .NET framework is not installed. As .NET framework is pre-requisite so installer will install it.
Check “I accept the Microsoft .NET Framework license terms”. And click on “Accept & Install”.
After the .NET framework installation Installer will install SDK for Windows 8.1 . You can either choose install option or you can download it first and use the downloaded installer for installation purpose on any other machine or on the same machine. I had chosen installation . Click on “Next”.
Installer will go to the page for “Customer Experience Improvement Program” . I am installing it for testing purpose so opted for not participating it the program. And Click on “Next” with selecting “No”.
Accept the License Agreement
Select “Debugging Tools for Windows” for those who want to get access of Windbg tool.
Else I would suggest to check “Windows Performance Toolkit” for installation. Performance tool kit gives an option for Xperf, Performance Analyzer and Windows Performance Recorder.
Installing Features…….Installation started . Please sit back and relax.
If you have selected as Install , you will get output as “Installation Completed” . Else if you have opted for download you will get output as “Download is complete.”
Keep enjoying .