The Service Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 is now available. You can now benefit from all the features of Windows 7 SP1 onto Embedded devices powered by the Windows Embedded Standard 7 platform.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 is a componentized version of Windows 7 SP1.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system in a componentized form for developers to create advanced commercial and consumer devices running thousands of existing Windows applications and drivers.
A feature that is pretty interesting is RemoteFX which allows for scenarios that were not possible so far with RDP (HD video streaming, full Aero support, USB redirection,…). Now, a Thin Client running Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 can be a client for RemoteFX!
Service Pack 1 is available in two forms:
- Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit for SP1.
This toolkit allows you to build an image that includes all the SP1 updates. SP1 Distribution Shares are installed as part of the toolkit and will be added alongside any existing RTM distribution shares on the development machine. The new toolkit can consume either RTM or SP1 based distribution shares allowing you to maintain your existing RTM product and develop new SP1 based images from the same toolkit.
- SP1 Update CAB
For existing devices with a Windows Embedded Standard 7 image the SP1 .cab files are available and can be applied online to the image using DISM. The update cabs are available for both x86 and x64 architectures and will update the functionality and features already included in the image with SP1 updates. For example, the RemoteFX functionality will only be provided as part of the update if the image includes the Remote Desktop functionality as RemoteFX is an update to Remote Desktop Protocol 7.1.