XPe SP2 Feature Preview 2008 is Here!

If you've been wanting to try out Windows Media Player 11, Internet Explorer 7, .NET 3.0 Framework, Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0, or User-Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) on Windows XP Embedded, here is your chance!  Windows XP Embedded SP2 "Feature Preview 2008" is now available for download at our Connect site, so sign up now. Here are the steps to follow if you have not previously signed up for one of our CTP programs:

    1. Use an Internet browser to visit the Microsoft Connect web site.

    2. Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID.

    3. Click on “Available Connections” in the left menu.

    4. Scroll down the page until you see “Windows XP Embedded” and click Apply.

    5. To report a problem about registration or to ask a question, visit the Contact Us page.

In addition to the new features included in Feature Preview 2008 there have also been some bug fixes and functional enhancements made to File Based Write Filter ( additional disk size reporting option) and to USB Boot (Improved power management).

We ask that you please allocate time in your busy schedules to download, try out, and give us your valuable feedback on "Feature Preview 2008" prior to March 23rd, 2007 in order to allow us enough time to review your feedback and possibly incorporate it into the final product.

We will be hosting a live MSDN public chat in the next few weeks to answer all your questions about "Feature Preview 2008".  Keep an eye out for an announcement coming soon.   

(edit) *Additional Information*

The instructions for the Connect site listed above are for new users to the site. If you have already registered at the Connect site log in, click on "My Participation" in the left-hand pane and you find the Windows XP Embedded link to the "Windows XP Embedded Community Technology Preview Site" or you can go to "Downloads" on the left-hand pane for a direct link.

- Lynda

Comments (12)

  1. Doug Abbott says:

    Ummm, I don’t see Windows XP Embedded in the Available Connections List.  Am I missing something?

  2. Matt Kellner (MSFT) says:

    Have you already signed up for a previous CTP (FP2007 or ImageDiff)?  If so, you should see "Windows XP Embedded" on the left side of your browser window when you first access the Connect site.  It will not appear under "Available connections".

  3. Windows Vista ships with a set of new and interesting technologies, this includes .NET Framework 3.0

  4. XP Embedded SP2 "Feature Preview 2008 " released this week, and so the focus of the next chat is going

  5. As the XP Embedded product has evolved into more and more versions over its lifetime I find that it can

  6. Thank you to those who participated in our last chat session on March 6th. For those of you that did

  7. Introduction We, the Embedded Windows team, released the Internet Explorer 7 components as one of the

  8. Introduction With the recent release of RDP 6.0 for Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro, embedded customers

  9. Windows Vista vient juste de sortir, et vous, développeurs du monde de l’embarqué connaissez certainement

  10. jprezors says:

    Where is there a list of fixes for FBWF in FP2008 ?

    I get a error pop up during reseal – FBA.EXE application error – memory could not be ‘read’

  11. jprezors says:

    Correction – error pop up is during EEF filter phase

    FBA.EXE application error – memory could not be ‘read’

  12. Reseal should not be run with the filter enabled.It should only be enabled on the cloned image after deployment.


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