Install Windows Embedded on Vmware or Virtual Box RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    How I can install a demo of the windows Embedded on a virtual machine such as Vmware or  Virtual Box.





    Monday, May 9, 2011 12:13 AM

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  • Welcome to the forum

    you should find the following link a great starting place for achieving your aim.




    after that there is plenty of resource material around




    http://www.avnet-embedded.eu/ MCTS WES2009 MCTS WES7
    Monday, May 9, 2011 7:26 AM
  • There is a lots of material. Here is a video: http://www.sjjmicro.com/Video_Basic_Build.html


    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com / www.annabooks.com, Book Author - ProGuide to WES 7, XP Embedded Advanced, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Monday, May 9, 2011 6:13 PM
  • Try this -- it worked for me.

    • Create a VMWare machine with a proper license to Windows 7 (I used an x86 version.  Not sure that matters)
    • Create an empty folder on the Windows 7 VMWare desktop.  I called mine WE7S
    • Insert your WE7S install media USB on the host computer (media created in WE7S Image Configuration Editor)
    • Copy all the files from that USB to the folder on the Windows 7 VMWare desktop
    • Run Setup.exe from that folder

    Since you are already "booted" it is not looking for a boot disk. 

    The Setup.exe will run the WE7S install as if you are updating the operating system.  Answer yes when it warns that you will overwrite your current OS.  You are basically installing the WE7S over the Windows 7 system.

    Note, I tried the same thing with Windows XP as the starting point on VMWare but the Setup.exe does not launch.


    Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:49 PM
  • The very old post was for Windows XP Embedded (WES2009), not WES7.

    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide SIM - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:31 PM