Windows Embedded Compact 7 update installation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I installed first the all of the PB DVDs on my PC. Everything works fine. Now I decide to install all the available updates. I download it from

    Because I'm not sure about the installation order I had a look at the publishing date of the packages:

    15. June 2011 Windows Embedded Compact 7 – RDP RemoteFX Update

    11. August 2011 Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update July 2011

    So I decide to install first "RDP RemoteFX Update". If I now like to install the Update "Monthly Update July 2011" the update fails with the message "A newer version of documentation was installed before". So I can't install the updates after "RDP RemoteFX Update" at the moment.

    So my questions:

    1. How could I uninstall "RDP RemoteFX Update"? It is not list below program deinstallation in Windows.

    2. How is the correct installation order from the updates?

    3. How can I download the complete package of all updates? The installations takes very long, because all update files needs to be downloaded during the update...

    Best regards,


    Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:58 PM


  • The best way is to download through WEDU, let it make an offline layout (so you can copy and save that and install later without downloading if required). You can find WEDU by going to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, double clicking "Windows Embedded Compact 7" in the list and choosing "Update" from the selection. Then follow the registration pages (READ THIS FIRST: and let WEDU download and install all updates in the correct order. Make sure you have the DVD's handy because a lot of stuff can be "downloaded" from the DVD's (saves you a LOT of time).

    WEDU is FAR from perfect (in fact I long back to the imperfect QFE updates we had in 6.0 where you at least had control), but we have to just do with it for now. Hopefully in the future WEDU will either be binned or updated for better "offline" management and it would be good if it were not in such an obscure location.

    You can also instruct WEDU to install as a plugin in VS2008 so it automatically detects new updates. Recommended.

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
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    • Marked as answer by Andreas_1981 Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:25 AM
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:35 PM