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Can the Windows Embedded Compact 7 tool chain be installed on Win 8.1 64 Bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I had installed Windows Embedded Compact 7(purchased license and not the eval) on Windows 7 32 bit system.

    I had to upgrade to another machine that is running Windows 8.1 64 bit. Is the Windows Embedded Compact 7 development environment( VS2008 + Platform Builder) compatible with 64 bit Win 8.1? 

    The installation guide does not list Windows 8 in the list of recommended Operating Systems,  as at the time when I purchased this license, Windows 8.1 had not been released as yet.

    Apart from this, another issue that I am facing is that after installing VS2008, when I start the install of Windows Embedded Compact 7, I get a message that an update is available. When I choose to install using the update, the installer fails to acquire some files during the installation and I have to quit the installation. (The files are some Silverlight Updates)

    Should I just skip the update and just install from the media that I have?

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:31 PM

Answers

  • FYI: I run WEC7 + VS2008 without any issues on Windows 10 64 bit (next to WEC2013 + VS2015 on the same machine, no VMs used or required).

    Install order:

    1. Visual Studio 2008 Professional
    2. Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    3. Expression Blend 3 (Optional)
    4. Windows Embedded Silverlight Tools (Optional)
    5. Windows Embedded Compact 7
    6. Visual Studio 2008 update for Windows Embedded Compact 7
    7. Updates for WEC7*
    8. Visual Studio 2012, 2013 or 2015 (recommended; 2015)
    9. Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015 updates
    10. Application Builder for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015
    11. Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (March 31 2017 Wave 3 update)
    12. Updates for WEC2013

    The last step “Updates for WECx” is handled via WEDU*. For both environments (WEC7 and WEC2013) you will need to go to the “Programs and Features” on your development machine and locate “Windows Embedded Compact”. If you want to install WEC2013 for use inside Visual Studio 2015 (step 11) you need to start the installation at the March 31 2017 (Wave3 update). The Wave3 update for WEC2013 is a full installation, so none of the older updates are required.

    *The WEDU update process is notoriously flaky. If you encounter problems the best way to resolve this is to talk to your Microsoft Distributor about getting access to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


    Good luck,

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

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    NXP Proven Partner
    https://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Interested in WEC on i.MX6?
    Get the only 100% stable and best performing i.MX6 BSP for WEC7 and WEC2013 here: https://guruce.com/imx6



    Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:46 AM
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  • Hi Derek,

    You should be able to install from the Media you have then apply updates. NOTE: You may run into issues with this tool chain as you note as this software was released before Windows 8/8.1 was available.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh300132(v=winembedded.70).aspx

    Another option you might consider is using a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on your Windows 8.1 machine and install the toolchain in it's expected environment.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl


    Saturday, June 17, 2017 11:10 PM
    Moderator
  • FYI: I run WEC7 + VS2008 without any issues on Windows 10 64 bit (next to WEC2013 + VS2015 on the same machine, no VMs used or required).

    Install order:

    1. Visual Studio 2008 Professional
    2. Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    3. Expression Blend 3 (Optional)
    4. Windows Embedded Silverlight Tools (Optional)
    5. Windows Embedded Compact 7
    6. Visual Studio 2008 update for Windows Embedded Compact 7
    7. Updates for WEC7*
    8. Visual Studio 2012, 2013 or 2015 (recommended; 2015)
    9. Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015 updates
    10. Application Builder for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015
    11. Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (March 31 2017 Wave 3 update)
    12. Updates for WEC2013

    The last step “Updates for WECx” is handled via WEDU*. For both environments (WEC7 and WEC2013) you will need to go to the “Programs and Features” on your development machine and locate “Windows Embedded Compact”. If you want to install WEC2013 for use inside Visual Studio 2015 (step 11) you need to start the installation at the March 31 2017 (Wave3 update). The Wave3 update for WEC2013 is a full installation, so none of the older updates are required.

    *The WEDU update process is notoriously flaky. If you encounter problems the best way to resolve this is to talk to your Microsoft Distributor about getting access to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


    Good luck,

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

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    NXP Proven Partner
    https://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Interested in WEC on i.MX6?
    Get the only 100% stable and best performing i.MX6 BSP for WEC7 and WEC2013 here: https://guruce.com/imx6



    Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:46 AM
    Moderator