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Windows Embedded Compact 7 removed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I noticed that Windows embedded compact 7 was added to subscriber downloads on March 1 but it was removed afterwards and now it is not in the subscriber downloads section, why is that?
    Saturday, March 5, 2011 9:24 PM

Answers

  • Great question SunnyBoy Mike.  The message from the Windows Embedded Compact 7 team asked us to provide is below.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    >>>>

    The Compact 7 development team discovered an irregularity in a feature called the Windows Embedded Developer Update, which is installed as an add-in to Visual Studio during the Compact 7 installation. After the Compact 7 installation has completed and within the same user session (i.e., the user hasn't logged off or rebooted since completing the install), when starting Visual Studio, users may see a Windows dialog saying, “There is no disk in drive. Please insert a disk into drive D.” This occurs when the Windows Embedded Developer Update checks for an update on-line. So far, we've only been able to reproduce this when the user has removed the disc from the drive and hasn't yet rebooted or logged off after completing the install. 

    The root issue is straightforward. Windows is simply looking for a disk to be in your CD drive. This prompt can be dismissed by placing any disc in the drive. It does not need to be the Compact 7 installer disc. We're fixing this right now so that the operating system won't look for a disc in the drive when starting the Windows Embedded Developer Update. There are three simple workarounds: Either click the continue button 41 times (once for each MSI in Compact 7) or put any disc at all into your disc drive or log off and then log back into the user account. Any of these will dismiss the message and allow for the Windows Embedded Developer Update to continue checking online for new updates.

     

    Because downloads from MSDN are burned to discs for installation, this could affect DVDs created from the ISO images you downloaded from MSDN. We have temporarily removed the ISOs and will upload replacements in the near future. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Until a replacement is available, you can install the evaluation edition of Compact 7 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a8709b5-bd03-4387-8a10-bf3f9aa94ede, which is unaffected by the issue identified when installing from DVDs. Please note that the product key provided to MSDN subscribers will not work with the evaluation edition of Compact 7. You can get an evaluation key here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads/download-windows-embedded-compact-ce.aspx. Also note that if you install the Compact 7 evaluation edition you will need to uninstall it when the replacement ISOs are available on MSDN, as the full product cannot be installed on top of the evaluation edition.

     

    Sincerely,
    The Compact 7 team

     

     

     


    MSDN and TechNet Subscriptions Support
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:27 PM
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  • Great question SunnyBoy Mike.  The message from the Windows Embedded Compact 7 team asked us to provide is below.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    >>>>

    The Compact 7 development team discovered an irregularity in a feature called the Windows Embedded Developer Update, which is installed as an add-in to Visual Studio during the Compact 7 installation. After the Compact 7 installation has completed and within the same user session (i.e., the user hasn't logged off or rebooted since completing the install), when starting Visual Studio, users may see a Windows dialog saying, “There is no disk in drive. Please insert a disk into drive D.” This occurs when the Windows Embedded Developer Update checks for an update on-line. So far, we've only been able to reproduce this when the user has removed the disc from the drive and hasn't yet rebooted or logged off after completing the install. 

    The root issue is straightforward. Windows is simply looking for a disk to be in your CD drive. This prompt can be dismissed by placing any disc in the drive. It does not need to be the Compact 7 installer disc. We're fixing this right now so that the operating system won't look for a disc in the drive when starting the Windows Embedded Developer Update. There are three simple workarounds: Either click the continue button 41 times (once for each MSI in Compact 7) or put any disc at all into your disc drive or log off and then log back into the user account. Any of these will dismiss the message and allow for the Windows Embedded Developer Update to continue checking online for new updates.

     

    Because downloads from MSDN are burned to discs for installation, this could affect DVDs created from the ISO images you downloaded from MSDN. We have temporarily removed the ISOs and will upload replacements in the near future. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Until a replacement is available, you can install the evaluation edition of Compact 7 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a8709b5-bd03-4387-8a10-bf3f9aa94ede, which is unaffected by the issue identified when installing from DVDs. Please note that the product key provided to MSDN subscribers will not work with the evaluation edition of Compact 7. You can get an evaluation key here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads/download-windows-embedded-compact-ce.aspx. Also note that if you install the Compact 7 evaluation edition you will need to uninstall it when the replacement ISOs are available on MSDN, as the full product cannot be installed on top of the evaluation edition.

     

    Sincerely,
    The Compact 7 team

     

     

     


    MSDN and TechNet Subscriptions Support
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:27 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Mike!
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:07 PM