June 2014 Feature Updates are available on MyOEM for Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, POSReady7, 8 Standard, 8 & 8.1 Industry

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The June 2014 Feature Updates are now available for: Windows Embedded Standard SP1Windows Embedded POSReady 7Windows Embedded 8 StandardWindows Embedded 8 & 8.1 Industry Feature Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is available for: Windows Embedded Standard SP1 Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Windows Embedded 8 & 8.1 Industry Feature Silverlight 5.1.30214.0 is…


Workaround for Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) error System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E) when scanning for updates on Windows Embedded 8 Standard

Posted By Windows Embedded Team On Windows Embedded 8 Standard, if you attempt to use WEDU to search for updates and the scan fails with the following error in the log (wedu.log): Application Version: 2.0.0.0 === EXCEPTION ===System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E): Exception from HRESULT: 0x8024002E   at WUApiLib.IUpdateSearcher.BeginSearch(String criteria, Object onCompleted, Object state)   at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.UpdateTarget.CreateScanJob(IAsyncResult ar, Func`1& IsCompleted,…

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Workaround for error "Windows Setup failed to open catalog" when using an .ISO created from a Windows Embedded 8 Standard media image

Posted By Windows Embedded Team In Standard 8, if you use Create Media from Image Configuration Editor (ICE), then create an .ISO from that media, you will not be able to use that .ISO to install Standard 8 on a device. Instead, you will get an error stating “Windows Setup failed to open catalog”. This…


Processor State Value Workaround for Windows Embedded Standard 7

Posted By Windows Embedded Team If you are running Windows Embedded Standard 7 (Standard 7) on some devices, you may need to manually set the processor state to 100% to avoid slow performance problems if your processor is not correctly responding to an increase in processor state. This is a known issue on Intel Haswell…


KB 2929755 and KB 2912390 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 are Online Only Updates

Posted By Windows Embedded Team Two KBs, issued as part of the April 2014 Security Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 (Standard 7) are considered “online only” updates. They cannot be correctly added to an answer file and deployed using the Standard 7 Toolkit but must instead be applied to an online image. These KBs…


May 2014 Supplementary Update is on MyOEM for POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded for Point of Service

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The May 2014 Supplementary Update is now available on MyOEM for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.0 and Windows Embedded Point of Service 1.1. The list below applies to Windows Embedded POSReady 2009: KB 2931365 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege…


May 2014 Security Updates are on MyOEM for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The May 2014 Security Updates are on MyOEM for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009. The following list applies to Standard 2009: KB 2931365 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege The following list applies to both XPe SP3 and Standard…


Showcasing a unique retail POS tablet device

Posted By Guillaume EstegassyWindows Embedded Business Lead, Japan [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTu-zU2E8MA] At Retail Tech Japan 2014, held earlier this spring in Tokyo, we demonstrated how Windows Embedded and Microsoft Azure provide a great platform for POS, kiosks, vending machines and digital signage for retail. In this video, we would like to introduce you to a unique tablet…


Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld has been released to manufacturing; SDK is now generally available

Posted By Garrett ClarkeWindows Embedded Handheld Product Manager As a follow-up to Build 2014, we are pleased to announce we recently released the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld operating system to our partners. We have also released the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld SDK to allow any enterprise or ISV developer to build applications for Windows Embedded…


April 2014 Security Updates are on MyOEM for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The April 2014 Security Updates are on MyOEM for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009. The following list applies to Standard 2009: KB 2932677 – Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Security Feature Bypass The following list applies to both XPe SP3 and Standard…