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Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Technical Preview Now Available From Microsoft Connect

Microsoft announced the release of a Technical Preview of Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1. This download delivers all the updates and notable changes in Windows 7 SP1 to Windows Embedded Standard 7, including RemoteFX, with an expected RTM/General Availability in Q1, CY11.

Here’s what’s new in the SP1:

  1. PMQ Mapping to Out of Box Drivers. This allows drivers in the out of box drivers folder of the distribution share to be picked up automatically during installation in the same way as in box drivers.
  2. SKU Compliance Packages. There’re 3 new packages included in SP1 that can be included when building an image that’ll only enable the functionality appropriate for selected SKU. This gives customers confidence that they’re complying with the requirements of SKU.

There’re two ways to upgrade to SP1 for WES 7:

  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit for SP1. set of three ISO provide an updated toolkit and allow you to build an image that includes all the SP1 updates, and IBW disks that can be used to install SP1 from scratch on target hardware. SP1 Distribution Shares are installed as part of the toolkit ISO and will be added to any existing RTM distribution shares on the development machine.
  • SP1 Update CAB: For existing devices with a WES7 image SP1 .cab files are available that 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.

Download From: Microsoft Connect


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