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    Windows Embedded 8 Industry Evaluation

    Windows Embedded 8 Industry is a trusted operating system platform for building differentiated commercial devices that are part of an Intelligent System.
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        Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) combines the power, innovation and familiarity of Windows 8 with specific features for enabling commercial device applications for Retail, Financial, Manufacturing, and Healthcare industries. Industry 8 is a significant update to Windows Embedded POSReady7 that incorporates a new product name, new technologies, and improvements in core technologies. Industry 8 also features a new UI-based setup experience to help accelerate rapid prototyping of industry-focused solutions.

        Industry 8 supports the image-based deployment technologies available in Windows 8, enabling IT Professionals to use flexible deployment and servicing solutions from Windows 8 with Industry 8, including secure remote management.

        About This Evaluation
        This evaluation provides a 180-day trial of Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro edition. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available as ISO images. In order to use this evaluation, you must register and the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.

        Things to Know Before You Start
        • The evaluation edition will expire and cannot be upgraded.
        • You are required to activate the product online within 10 days after installing.
        • Once the evaluation is installed, you cannot upgrade. To revert to a previous version of Windows, you must do a clean install from your original installation media.

        Activation and Usage Guidelines
        • Back up your files and settings before installing this evaluation and again prior to the 180-day expiration.
        • A product key is required for this software. Upon installation, Windows will prompt you to activate.
        • Once you activate, you have up to 180 days to use the software. You can track the amount of time you have left by referring to the "watermark" in the lower right corner of the Windows Embedded 8 Industry desktop.
        • If you fail to activate this evaluation within 10 days after installation, or if your evaluation period expires, you will see a persistent desktop notification indicating that the system is not genuine, and the PC will shut down every 20-30 minutes losing unsaved work.

        Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows. A clean installation is required.
    • Supported Operating System

      Embedded 8 Industry

        Minimum hardware requirements

        • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
        • 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
        • 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
        • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
        • At least one of the following bootable media types:
          1. Bootable DVD-ROM drive
          2. Bootable USB 2.0 port and a USB Flash Drive (UFD) with at least 5 GB of free space (7 GB required for x64) or access to a local network
        • BIOS that supports Windows Preinstallation Environment 4.0 (Windows PE 4.0)

        Additional requirements to use certain features:

        • A tablet or monitor that supports multi-touch to use touch features
        • A screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 to run Windows 8 apps
        • A screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768 to snap Windows 8 apps
      • Windows Embedded 8 Industry consists of 3 DVD images (ISO's). Download the .exe and .rar files for each DVD image into its own folder and run the .exe file in that folder to reconstitute the .ISO file. It is recommended that users with older browsers (Internet Explorer 5, 6 and 7) use the download manager that is available here to optimize the download experience. Once the .ISO file is created you can then burn the ISO onto a blank DVD by software that supports the DVD9 format or mount the ISO as a virtual disk.

        The following DVD images are provided:
        • WE8IndustryPro_x86_Eval.iso
        • WE8IndustryPro_x64_Eval.iso
        • WE8Industry_LP.iso
        For more information about each DVD image please refer to
      • Some features or utilities may require additional product keys or licenses and may not be functional in the evaluation edition.