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  • Hello,

    I'm having a hell of a time getting WEC2013 x86 platform components installed on my machine.  I've tried in on both a Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 computer both resulting in the same error.  I'm installing from the installation ISO downloadable from here:  www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39268

    It appears to fail on the "CEPC Platform" step.

    My log files show the following:

    [6278:627C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.211+09:00]: Installing package 'CEPC'.
    [6278:627C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.212+09:00]: Execution of package 'CEPC' started in 'NORMAL' mode.
    [5A50:5D9C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.220+09:00]: MSI log file for package 'CEPC' set to: C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Temp\MSI_CEPC_0005.log
    [5A50:5D9C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.221+09:00]: Executing the MSI with the following properties. ' WINCE="C:\WINCE800" ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT="1" REBOOT=ReallySuppress WINCE="C:\WINCE800" FILEBACKUPACTIONS_1="1" PATCH="C:\ProgramData\PkgCache\{85C7163C-1A7B-4203-892C-FD706AD382F3}v0.0.0.0\WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013_Platform_CEPC_upd11.msp"'
    [6278:627C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.412+09:00]: The execution of package 'CEPC' completed with HRESULT 0x8007066a.
    [6278:627C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.419+09:00]: The execution of package 'CEPC_UPDATE11' completed with HRESULT 0x8007066a.
    [6278:627C][2014-12-11T16:22:01.423+09:00]: Failed while installing package 'CEPC'. HRESULT 0x8007066a

    Please help. 

    Thanks.



    • Edited by JinShil Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:02 AM Correction
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:01 AM

Answers

  • Make sure to press "Skip" on one of the first installer pages, where it tells you updates are available. First install without any updates, then once it's all installed you run the installer again and select "Update".

    Hope that helps!


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:11 AM
    Moderator
  • It looks like I had the wrong .iso file.  It's a good think I found Michel's post here:  social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/27b66f9d-30de-40f9-b88e-14b4c0bb4350/windows-embedded-compact-2013-trial-key-is-invalid?forum=winembplatdev

    If using Visual Studio 2013, the correct .iso appears to be www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42287.  I'm still not finished with the install, but so far everything looks good.

    Update:  It appears I successfully made it through this horrible experience and I can now try to remember what it is I was supposed to do 3 days ago.  Here's the installation procedure I followed.

    Procedure for Installing the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 platform development tools for Visual Studio 2013.

    1. Install Visual Studio 2013. You can download the free Community Edition here: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2013-community-vs.aspx.  Thank you, Micrsoft!

    2. Install the Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38819.  I'm not sure, but this appears to install a Visual Studio extension/plugin.  There appears to be no indication of this installation in Visual Studio, however,  without it, Platform Builder will not install in the steps below.

    3. Go to The Windows Embedded Product Downloads page (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads.aspx) and click on the link for Windows Embedded Compact 2013.  You will have to log in with a Microsoft Account in order to obtain a product key and download an executable.  After sharing your personal information (or lying about your personal information), you will get a product key and a link to download a file named WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013.exe.  If you want a totally baffling experience, execute this file.  It will prompt you for your product key, and after you enter it, the program will tell you it is invalid.  Windows Embedded Team, WTF?

    4. Instead of running the executable you downloaded in step 3, download the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Update 5 .iso file from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42287.  Thank you, Michel.  Run the installer found on that .iso image.  It will ask you if you want to update.  If you want to waste hours of your time, click the "Update" button.  If you want to be productive, click the "Skip" button.  Enter the product key from step 3, select your options, and install.  You will need at least 20GB!! of disk space, so be prepared.  If you want to do a complete install, you'll need EVEN MORE!!!.

    5. If you run the installer from the .iso file again, and you choose the "Update" option, it will just take you to the download page in step 3, so save yourself some time. Just execute the WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013.exe from step 3.  Now it will not ask you for your product key, and you will be able to install the updates successfully.

    I hope this is of use to the next poor sap.


    Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:06 PM

All replies

  • Make sure to press "Skip" on one of the first installer pages, where it tells you updates are available. First install without any updates, then once it's all installed you run the installer again and select "Update".

    Hope that helps!


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:11 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you, Michel!  I was able to get through an installation, but now I can't update.

    If I run the installer again, I get 4 options: Modify, Repair, Uninstall, Update.  When I select update, I'm taken to a survey, which I fill out, and then I'm taken to the downloads page here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads.aspx.

    I download WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013.exe, a very small file, and execute it.  It then tells me:

    "A previous version of Windows Embedded Compact has been detected on this computer.  Please uninstall all previous versions, and then run this installation program again."

    Really?

    I have Visual Studio 2013, and Application Builder installed.  When I ran the initial install I couldn't install Platform Builder and a few other tools probably because I didn't have Visual Studio 2012 installed (I Think), so I just installed the architectures.  This is what my installation looks like now. (Sorry, but apparently I can't post images)

    X Platform Builder for Visual Studio 2012

    X Compact Test Kit

    X Windows Embedded XAML Tools

      WESTTEK JETCET PDF Viewer

    ✓ Shared Source

    ✓ ARM v7 Architectur

    ✓ x86 Architecture

    This is baffling and frustrating.  Do I need to install Visual Studio 2012 first?

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:38 AM
  • It looks like I had the wrong .iso file.  It's a good think I found Michel's post here:  social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/27b66f9d-30de-40f9-b88e-14b4c0bb4350/windows-embedded-compact-2013-trial-key-is-invalid?forum=winembplatdev

    If using Visual Studio 2013, the correct .iso appears to be www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42287.  I'm still not finished with the install, but so far everything looks good.

    Update:  It appears I successfully made it through this horrible experience and I can now try to remember what it is I was supposed to do 3 days ago.  Here's the installation procedure I followed.

    Procedure for Installing the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 platform development tools for Visual Studio 2013.

    1. Install Visual Studio 2013. You can download the free Community Edition here: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2013-community-vs.aspx.  Thank you, Micrsoft!

    2. Install the Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38819.  I'm not sure, but this appears to install a Visual Studio extension/plugin.  There appears to be no indication of this installation in Visual Studio, however,  without it, Platform Builder will not install in the steps below.

    3. Go to The Windows Embedded Product Downloads page (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads.aspx) and click on the link for Windows Embedded Compact 2013.  You will have to log in with a Microsoft Account in order to obtain a product key and download an executable.  After sharing your personal information (or lying about your personal information), you will get a product key and a link to download a file named WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013.exe.  If you want a totally baffling experience, execute this file.  It will prompt you for your product key, and after you enter it, the program will tell you it is invalid.  Windows Embedded Team, WTF?

    4. Instead of running the executable you downloaded in step 3, download the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Update 5 .iso file from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42287.  Thank you, Michel.  Run the installer found on that .iso image.  It will ask you if you want to update.  If you want to waste hours of your time, click the "Update" button.  If you want to be productive, click the "Skip" button.  Enter the product key from step 3, select your options, and install.  You will need at least 20GB!! of disk space, so be prepared.  If you want to do a complete install, you'll need EVEN MORE!!!.

    5. If you run the installer from the .iso file again, and you choose the "Update" option, it will just take you to the download page in step 3, so save yourself some time. Just execute the WindowsEmbeddedCompact2013.exe from step 3.  Now it will not ask you for your product key, and you will be able to install the updates successfully.

    I hope this is of use to the next poor sap.


    Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:06 PM
  • I don't have anything to add but I too ran into problems installing WEC2013.   My issues aside, I have to agree, installing WEC2013 is not a pleasant experience, the installer needs a lot of work.
    Friday, January 16, 2015 5:42 PM