This Blog is Moving!

This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently. We have migrated a number of useful articles to this…

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July2011 Optional Updates Are On ECE For WEPOS 1.1 SP3, POSReady 2009 and POSReady 7

*Updated 4/10/12* – added info about Volume License customers  The July 2011 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded Point of Service 1.1 SP3, Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7. The list below applies to WEPOS 1.1 SP3 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 KB2540135 – This update fixes…

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Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Support Ends October 12, 2010

We wanted to remind you, as noted on the Lifecycle page, support for Windows Embedded Point of Service RTM ends with the October 12, 2010 Patch Tuesday release. To continue receiving updates, Service Pack 3 for Windows Embedded for Point of Service (SP3) must be installed. This SP3 update was released in September, 2008. Service…

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installer failure on WEPOS 1.1 SP3 devices

Some WEPOS 1.1 SP3 users have reported that .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 may fail to install successfully on WEPOS 1.1 SP3. And, the user may see the error “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 has encountered a problem during setup. Setup did not complete correctly.” The cause of this issue is WIC (Windows Imaging Component) failing…

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.NET 3.5 SP1 is Now Available on the ECE Site for WEPOS 1.1 SP3

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows® Embedded Point of Service 1.1 Service Pack 3 is now available on the ECE. This update should not be used with any other operating system. On March 25, 2010 Microsoft announced a revised policy around support for .Net framework 3.5 SP1. With that change the support for .Net…

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Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Nearing Retirement

Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM is a SKU based on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, and has utilized XP SP2 updates for servicing. Support for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 retired after the July, 2010 updates, however Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM support does not retire until after the…

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Japanese Meiryo Fonts Available in July 2010 Optional Update

The July 2010 Optional Update is now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Point of Service and/or Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009. This update includes additional Japanese fonts, namely the "Meiryo Collection Version 5.00 for Windows XP to increase legibility of characters on LCD screens". If you have questions on accessing the ECE, please…

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KB979906, a .Net Security Update, may fail to install on Windows Embedded for Point of Service Minimum Configuration

MS10-041, Vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework Could Allow Tampering may fail to install on a Windows Embedded Point Of Service Minimum configuration.  Extracting the package and then running the .msp manually will successfully install this update. Manually Installing KB979906 Manually extract the package and run the .msp file. Note: this is a .Net update and…

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IE Out-of-Band Security Update and Various Optional Updates Now Available

The out of band Internet Explorer security update released in March for full Windows is now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and WEPOS. In addition the March 2010 Optional Updates are now available for Windows® Embedded Point of Service (they are not applicable to POSReady 2009). The Internet Explorer Out of Band update…

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