install WEC2013 side-by-side with WEC7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    we have developed some BSPs for WEC7 and want to upgrade now to WEC2013.

    Has anyone tried to run a side by side installation of VS2008/WEC7 and VS2012/WEC2013 on one machine?  If so, are there any interesting behaviors that I should be aware of?

    Thank you in advance for your help.



    Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:18 PM


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  • you are not allowed to install WEC7 and WEC2013 in one machine. you have to use separate OS for this.

    Please mark as answer, if it is correct.
    Please vote,if it is helpful post.

    • Proposed as answer by Keshava GN Friday, March 7, 2014 6:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Uwe Steinkohl Friday, March 7, 2014 8:46 AM
    Friday, March 7, 2014 6:43 AM
  • In the genaral, one good solution could be using virtual machines to develop with Windows Embedded Compact (one virtual machine for each version). It is how I work :-)


    Paolo Patierno

    • Marked as answer by Uwe Steinkohl Friday, March 7, 2014 8:46 AM
    Friday, March 7, 2014 8:03 AM
  • Hi Uwe!

    I had once used VS2008/WEC7 and VS2012/WEC2013 on the same physical machine. It works well except sometimes when I open my WEC2013 OS Design, I get an exception message like one shown in below picture.

    Although this does not happen for an another OS Design. So I guess the issue may be OS Design dependent. I hope this is one of the "interesting behaviors" you had been looking for!

    Good Luck!

    Friday, March 7, 2014 12:22 PM
  • Hi,

    thank you for exchanging that useful experience. I personally have decided, not to risk a corruption of my dev tools,

    and use instaed the suggested way to work with virtal machines.

    Thank you all for your anwers.



    Friday, March 7, 2014 12:44 PM