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How to get older CE 6.0 updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm working on a project with CE 6.0 and I need to rebuild the tree. My problem is that I have to update the tree up to May 2009, this requires the 2008 rollup and the following 5 monthly updates, but I can't find them (there's the 2009 rollup and the following 2010 monthly updates).

    I can't upgrade to a newer release as our platform is incompatible with R3 and post-May 2009 updates.

    Is there a place where I can download the "archived" updates?

    Thank you.

    Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:03 PM

All replies

  • How can your platform be incompatible with R3? What exactly is
    incompatible? Better to fix the incompatibility IMHO...
     

    Good luck,

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

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
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    Consultancy, training and development services.
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:19 AM
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  • I expressly asked how to get older updates because we can't upgrade to the newer ones, and your answer is "upgrade to the newer upgrades"...... 

    Of course if it would be possible to upgrade, we would upgrade, but it is NOT possible. This is not desktop development, this is embedded development and we have constraints.

    First of all, we are using a Microsoft middleware that's not compatible with R3.

    Then, the product that we have deployed (hundreds of thousands of devices) has currently an image based on CE 6.0 R2 upgraded to May 2009, an I have to recreate that environment. That doesn't seem such a strange need to me.

     

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:23 PM
  • Hi,

    It seems that Microsoft cleans up the download section for each new release of Platform Builder.

    I have a backup of all Windows CE QFE, but they are heavy:

    * 2008 Rollup about 210 MB

    * January 2009 : 45 MB

    * February 2009: 13 MB

    * Mars 2009: 10 MB

    * April 2009: 50 MB

    * May 2009: 2 MB

    * June 2009: 27 MB

    * July 2009: 30 MB

    * August 2009: 6 MB

    * September 2009: 7 MB

     

    Do you have a FTP server on which I can put those files?

    Regards

    Fabrice

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:38 PM
  • That would be incredibly nice!

    If that really doesn't bother you, you can upload them to this ftp server: <deleted>

    Thanks in advance!

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:01 PM
  • I have started the upload, but my internet connexion is slow.

    It will take time (about 3 hours !), perhaps I finish it tomorrow at work with a faster internet connexion.

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:14 PM
  • Thank you a lot! And no need to hurry!
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:47 PM
  • No need to get all angry...
     
    All I'm saying is that I don't see how something could be incompatible
    with R3. It doesn't change any functionality, it only adds some. What is
    not working?
     
    I'm just trying to offer you another look at the problem... And,
    besides, I'm just curious to why the middleware you are using is not
    compatible and how you know this.
     
    > Then, the product that we have deployed (hundreds of thousands of devices) has currently an image based on CE 6.0 R2 upgraded to May 2009, an I have to recreate that environment. That doesn't seem such a strange need to me.
     
    That's indeed not strange at all. What does surprise me is that if you
    knew you had this constraint then why didn't you put your QFE's under
    source control so that you can always go back to exactly that image?
     

    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.
    Monday, November 22, 2010 12:36 AM
    Moderator
  • I'm not getting angry, but your answer was just out of topic...

    >And, besides, I'm just curious to why the middleware you are using is not compatible and how you know this.

    The incompatible middleware comes from Microsoft, and when we found issues installing some post May 2009 updates, Microsoft told us that the fix was in R3 but our version of the Microsoft middleware was incompatible with R3.

    They released a new version of the middleware (that however requires changes to the platform), and even a compatibility update for R3 for our version, but both solutions introduced new issues and regressions. So, while the porting is ongoing, we are stuck for production with R2 updated to May 2009.

     

    >What does surprise me is that if you knew you had this constraint then why didn't you put your QFE's under
    >source control so that you can always go back to exactly that image?

    We have a single tree with the QFE installed deployed to all the developers and we can work with that. We have an archive with the installers, but unfortunately a couple of them are missing (we thought that Microsoft would not remove them from the server!) and then I'm away from office so I can't access them.

    But my question was a very generic one: How to get older CE 6.0 updates?

     

    Monday, November 22, 2010 9:56 AM
  • Upload finished, good luck ;-)

    Hope this will help you for your development.

     

    Monday, November 22, 2010 10:22 AM
  • Thank you very very very much!

    I owe you a beer!

    Lorenzo

    Monday, November 22, 2010 4:24 PM
  • Hello Fabrice,

    I have the same request for Windows CE 5.0 updates.

    If you have a backup of these CE 5.0 QFEs, I can set up a FTP server for you to upload the updates.

    1.  Windows CE 5.0 Product Update Rollup, December 31, 2008
     WinCEPB50-081231-Product-Update-Rollup-Armv4I.MSI

    2.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 099131_2009M01
     WinCEPB50-090131-2009M01-Armv4I.MSI

    3.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090228_2009M02
     WinCEPB50-090228-2009M02-Armv4I.MSI

    4.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090430_2009M04
     WinCEPB50-090430-2009M04-Armv4I.MSI

    5.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090531_2009M05
     WinCEPB50-090531-2009M05-Armv4I.MSI

    6.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090630_2009M06
     WinCEPB50-090630-2009M06-Armv4I.MSI

    7.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090731_2009M07
     WinCEPB50-090731-2009M07-Armv4I.MSI

    8.  Windows CE 5.0 Update 090930_2009M09
     WinCEPB50-090930-2009M09-Armv4I.MSI

    Thanks,

    /Chi.

    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:41 PM
  • Sorry, I don't work with Windows CE 5.
    Monday, November 22, 2010 8:21 PM