Windows Embeded Standard and Windows XP Embedded
Yesterday I downloaded the Windows Embedded Standard 7 from:
This is the final (trial) version of WES7. I created a new x86 image which worked OK.
It not available yet on MSDN Subscriber Downloads.
I had some problems with this.. I downloaded both the x86 and x64 IBWs as well as the Toolkit. This consists of 3 DVDs ( 2 x IBWs + Toolkit) but you download as parts that are about 480M each and reconstruct the DVD by running the first file of each. The x86 IBW downloaded OK, but the last file for the x64 was truncated. I re-downloaded the last x64 and all worked. I had bigger problems (many files were truncated for some reason) with the toolset parts but kept re-downloading until I got it all.
My Embedded System
M350 / Intel D945GSEJT mini-ITX Kit + I/O Riser
Includes I ...
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I got the the WES7 box running as a Media Centre device able to show live digital TV; and record it.
I had to get the audio working on the box first. I then downloaded the driver from AV Labs and installed it. It then searched for channels when I ran Media Centre and chose Live TV. I was then able to run the box as a Digital TV at 1680 x 1050
The system was near its limit with the video throughput. Once it started recoding, things slowed or jumped a bit if I tried to watch something else.t.
I can watch and record South Park! though
Now to use API to build a wiz-bang media device.
The cat is out of the bag… The Northern Summer (it will be Winter Downunder) embedded Spark Challenge has been announced:
The theme is “Media Explosion” and the context in Windows Embedded Standard 7, the embedded version of Windows 7.
Thos who progress to round two get a suitable hardware supplied.
WES 7 has gone RTM but not yet available on MSDN (Subscribers).
Three Finalists Compete
LIVE on Stage at
ESC in Boston
It seems that one of the focuses of WES 7 with OEM is for media devices with the Windows 7 “engine”.
The question is how much can entries appear to just use the inbuilt WES 7 devices/macros yet offer something that is different.