Windows Embedded Compact 7 Update 3

This update provides new tools, application updates and bug fixes for Windows Embedded Compact 7
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      This release contains an update for the Compact Test Kit that includes the CTK Automation Tool Solution (CATS), a new tool that enables automation of test scenario execution on Windows Embedded Compact 7 devices. The CETK update also includes the Stress Tool, a new tool for automating stress tests. Silverlight for Windows Embedded sample code for the Compact 7 Media Player has been updated. Previously provided only in binary format, the Media Player sample User Interface is now included in source code and a dependency on the compositor in the sample code has been removed, which is expected to improve performance across most hardware configurations. This update also includes cumulative bug fixes for the Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system, Platform Builder tools and the Compact Test Kit.

      For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the WindowsEmbeddedCompact_7_with_Update3_ReleaseNotes.htm file below.


      • Restart, Hibernate, and Sleep Mode During Installation, Update or Repair:

      If a computer restarts, hibernates or enters sleep mode while you are performing a Windows Embedded Compact 7 installation, update or repair, the Compact installer perceives the previous installation to have stopped and left the computer in an unknown state. It may then uninstall Compact completely.
      To work around this issue, do not allow your computer to restart, hibernate or enter sleep mode when performing an update.

      • Developers using Windows Embedded Compact 7 SDK to build Smart Device projects with ATL must install Windows Embedded Compact 7 ATL Update for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Embedded CE

      Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      Your computer must have the following software installed:

      • Windows Embedded Compact 7 or
      Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition

      • Visual Studio® 2008 Professional or Team Edition (including the Smart Device Programmability for Visual C++)
      • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

      To develop with Windows® Embedded Compact 7, your computer should meet the following hardware requirements:

      • Approximately 100 GB of free hard disk space
      • 2.4 GHz or higher CPU, 1024 MB or more RAM, 1280x1024 display, 7200 RPM or higher hard disk

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