Improve Windows Update Performance for New Windows Embedded Image Deployments

Occasionally, the Windows Update (WU) process can take significantly longer than expected for new image deployments on Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, POSReady7, and ThinPC. To help speed up this process, you need to install three specific KB packages, and you must stop the Windows Update service before each installation. The packages are: KB3138612 KB3172605…


Windows Embedded OS Down-Level Servicing Model FAQ

We have created this FAQ below to better support our partners seeking embedded-specific details around the down-level OS servicing changes for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Please note that questions 4-8 apply broadly to non-embedded scenarios. FAQ Q1. For embedded partners who don’t…


Recommended System File Checker Usage for Windows Embedded Systems

System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in command-line utility you can use to find and repair missing and corrupted files. The tool is available on all Windows platforms, including all the supported embedded systems. There are several options (switches) you can use with SFC, however, this post will only discuss the following: /scanfile /verifyfile /verifyonly…


Microsoft .NET Framework Versions Supported by Windows Embedded Products

Posted by: Windows EmbeddedTeam Applies To: Embedded Published Date: 8/7/2015 ​This communication details the .NET Framework versions supported by the Windows Embedded Products after January 2016. Read on for further details.   Details ​The following table specifies the Microsoft support plans for all Microsoft .NET Framework versions after January 2016. .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1 4.0…


Announcing Microsoft’s new IoT blog

Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Microsoft’s Internet of Things blog. Join us there to follow what’s new and what’s next in Microsoft IoT. We’ve also launched a Twitter handle for all things IoT: @MicrosoftIoT, and our IoT videos will be found on…

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Changes coming soon to the MPN for IoT partners

Posted By Karen RobertsSenior Partner Marketing Manager The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a huge opportunity for Microsoft’s partners, and we’re committed to helping them realize value from IoT by creating intelligent systems solutions for their customers. Now, we’re updating the Intelligent Systems competency released earlier this year to make it even better for our…

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Security Updates for Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – August 2014

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The August 2014 Windows XP Embedded SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 security updates are now available. The list below applies to Standard 2009 only: 2918614 Vulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege The list below applies to XPE SP3 and Standard 2009: 2962872 Cumulative Security Update…

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Royal Caribbean extends Microsoft partnership for ‘world’s first smart ship’

Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise Royal Caribbean announced this week that when its newest mega-luxury liner, Quantum of the Seas, launches this winter, it will have some cool new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on board. Royal Caribbean has created what it’s calling the “world’s first smart ship.” From RFID luggage…

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Security Updates for Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – July 2014

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The July 2014 Windows XP Embedded SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 security updates are now available. The list below applies to XPE SP3 and Standard 2009 2962872 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer2961072 Vulnerability in Ancillary Function Driver (AFD) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege Note: MyOEM is a restricted-access…

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Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded for Point of Service Supplement Update – July 2014

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The July 2014 supplement Update is now available on MyOEM for Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.0 and Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1. The list below applies to Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service & Windows Embedded POSReady 2009:…

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