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Is there a way to backup Windows CE? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a MC9190 running Windows CE 6.5. The wireless works for one week. Now it doesn't work. I am not sure what has been changed. Is there a way to backup Windows CE?

    Bob Lin, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net How to Install and Configure Windows, VMware, Virtualization and Cisco on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:00 AM

Answers

  • Hello Bob:

        By "wireless", are you referring to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Cellular communications??

    If referring to Wi-Fi and more specifically to Microsoft's WZC  (Wireless Zero Configuration), the settings are saved in the Registry as rather large "binary" values.  Therefore you need a fairly-robust, Registry Editor utility with Export/Import functionality for backup purposes.  Haven't worked much with Windows CE 6.x but on Windows Mobile 6.x.x (which is a derivative of Windows CE 5.x), the Registry subtree anchored at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WZCSVC] contain the settings.  Most of the values exist under the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces].  I would be surprised if this scheme is any different under Windows CE 6.x but I could be wrong.

    Don't know if the following is useful to you but if you have access to programmers (or  you are one) and have access to the Platform Build development tree, the source code for manipulating the Wi-FI Settings can be found at  "...\public\COMMON\oak\drivers\netui".  Again this is for Windows CE 5.


    GeraldH

    • Marked as answer by chicagotech Friday, April 25, 2014 1:01 PM
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:33 AM

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  • is it Windows CE 6.5 or Windows mobile 6.5 (Handheld 6.5)? Regarding the backup, it is all vendor dependent options. you can contact the Motorola support for this. Normally there should be a factory restore option provided by the vendors for handheld devices. Again the functionality inside the factory restore is vendor dependent (clean boot facility, Reset to default registry settings, etc..) better you can contact the vendor support for this issue.

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    Vinoth.R

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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:21 AM
  • I know how to do the factory restore. What I want is backing up with the settings. For example, I setup a wireless and it works. I want to backup so that I can restore the system with the settings in a case I lose the settings.

    Bob Lin, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net How to Install and Configure Windows, VMware, Virtualization and Cisco on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:43 AM
  • Hello Bob:

        By "wireless", are you referring to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Cellular communications??

    If referring to Wi-Fi and more specifically to Microsoft's WZC  (Wireless Zero Configuration), the settings are saved in the Registry as rather large "binary" values.  Therefore you need a fairly-robust, Registry Editor utility with Export/Import functionality for backup purposes.  Haven't worked much with Windows CE 6.x but on Windows Mobile 6.x.x (which is a derivative of Windows CE 5.x), the Registry subtree anchored at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WZCSVC] contain the settings.  Most of the values exist under the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces].  I would be surprised if this scheme is any different under Windows CE 6.x but I could be wrong.

    Don't know if the following is useful to you but if you have access to programmers (or  you are one) and have access to the Platform Build development tree, the source code for manipulating the Wi-FI Settings can be found at  "...\public\COMMON\oak\drivers\netui".  Again this is for Windows CE 5.


    GeraldH

    • Marked as answer by chicagotech Friday, April 25, 2014 1:01 PM
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:33 AM