Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

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This download is an incremental release to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2. If you do not have Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2, you can also download an evaluation copy from the Microsoft Download Center. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides innovative technologies that help device manufacturers create devices with rich user experiences and connections to Windows PCs, servers, and services.
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    Updates installed by Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3.htm

    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Install Guide.htm

    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 License.rtf

    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Release Notes.htm

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      Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 delivers innovative new technologies to the proven and highly reliable componentized, hard real-time operating system for small footprint devices.

      With Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, device manufacturers can create consumer and enterprise devices that are differentiated by an immersive user interface, a rich browsing experience, and a unique connection to Windows PCs, servers, services, and devices.

      By building on the high performance and highly reliable Windows Embedded CE platform, device makers can bring their devices to market quickly and efficiently.

      Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 includes the following new features:

      Silverlight for Windows Embedded
      The power of Silverlight brought to Windows Embedded CE to create rich applications and user interfaces

      Internet Explorer Embedded
      Internet Explorer with panning and zooming capabilities and a customizable interface to optimize the browsing experience on devices

      Adobe Flash Lite
      Browser plug-in to render rich media Web sites

      Touch and Gesture
      Plug-in engine to enable natural input capabilities and gesture animations

      Connection Manager
      Infrastructure technology to manage multiple network interfaces on the device

      Microsoft Office and PDF Viewers
      Applications to render Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF content on the device

      QQ Messenger
      Device-side client to connect to popular Instant Messaging service

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Embedded CE

      Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      • Hardware requirements:

      o PC with 933 MHz or faster processor. 2 GHz recommended
      o 512 MB of RAM; 1GB recommended
      o 18 GB of available space on installation drive
      o 1 GB of available space on system drive
      o DVD-ROM drive
      o Monitor that supports 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 16-bit color

      • Required Software:

      o Windows Embedded CE 6.0
      o Visual Studio 2005 (except Express)
      o Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
      o Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista (if applicable)
      o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 SP1 (required if PB 6.0 Tools have been installed)
      o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2


      Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 installs all updates released up through August 31st, 2009.
      Do not install updates currently available for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2.

      CEUpdateCheck tool will now work for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment.

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      To uninstall Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, you must completely uninstall Windows Embedded CE 6.0. Before you install this release, you must back up any important data.