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…