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  • Blog Post: Possible issue installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on an XP Embedded image that includes the .NET Framework 2.0

    Recently, a customer contacted me with a question about a .NET Framework 3.5 installation error they were running into on a Windows XP Embedded runtime image. I worked with the XP Embedded team to post more details about the cause of this issue and how to work around it in this item on the Embedded team...
  • Blog Post: DUAScriptGen has been published on Codeplex

    Mike Hall and I have decided to move the source code and releases for the DUAScriptGen power toy for Windows XP Embedded over to the Codeplex site. So, starting today, you can go to http://www.codeplex.com/duascriptgen/ and do any of the following: Download the latest release of DUAScriptGen - http:...
  • Blog Post: How to update DuaScriptGen to run correctly on Windows Vista

    I recently received a comment on my blog asking how to get the DuaScriptGen tool to work on Windows Vista. I looked into this in more detail, and I found that the duascriptgen.exe.config file included with the tool only listed the .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 as supported runtimes. It looks like I never...
  • Blog Post: Update on how to deploy the .NET Framework 3.0 on Windows XP Embedded

    Earlier this week, I posted an item with a link to an article on the Windows Embedded team's blog that provides step-by-step instructions to create a Windows XP Embedded runtime image that you can install the .NET Framework 3.0 on. Today, I noticed this post on Mike Hall's blog that includes download...
  • Blog Post: How to deploy the .NET Framework 3.0 on Windows XP Embedded

    I ran across a question on the .NET Framework setup forum today about installing the .NET Framework 3.0 on a Windows XP Embedded runtime image. Fortunately, Andy alerted me to a post on the Windows Embedded team blog that describes the following: How to configure an XPe runtime so that the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Embedded SP1 support ends on April 10, 2007

    I noticed a post this morning on the Windows XP Embedded team blog that I wanted to link to here to make sure everyone notices so this issue won't catch you by surprise. Official support from Microsoft for Windows XP Embedded SP1 is scheduled to end on April 10, 2007. You can find more information about...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Forums for Windows XP Embedded

    A new set of MSDN Forums have been created to discuss Windows XP Embedded issues. If you have any questions about XP Embedded development or deployment scenarios, I encourage you to check out these links: Windows XP Embedded forum home - http://forums.microsoft.com/embeddedwindows/default.aspx?siteid...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 has been released

    This morning, the Windows XP Embedded team announced that the final release of the Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 is now available for download. You can download the evalution version at this location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9bdf1dea-a37e-4d25-83df-aabbaa78914f&displaylang...
  • Blog Post: New downloads for Windows XP Embedded - .NET Framework 2.0 component and resource documentation

    There have been a couple of new items released in the past couple of weeks for Windows XP Embedded that I wanted to draw your attention to in case you missed them. .NET Framework 2.0 component for Windows XP Embedded SP2 This is a new component that you can add to your XP Embedded SP2 database...
  • Blog Post: Beta version of Feature Pack 2007 for Windows XP Embedded is now available

    I wanted to pass on some exciting news that was posted this morning on the Windows Embedded team blog - there is a beta version of Feature Pack 2007 for Windows XP Embedded available for download. Andy Allred posted this blog item with more details. There are several improvements included in Feature...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of DUAScriptGen (v1.1.0010) is now available

    I have released an updated version of DUAScriptGen tonight that contains a couple of bug fixes, one that is relatively small and one that is bigger. I decided to increase the version number by more than 1 to indicate that the change is more substantial than in the last couple of minor releases, so that...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of DUAScriptGen (v1.1.0004) is now available

    A customer posted a bug report on my blog indicating that DUAScriptGen was incorrectly marking registry values that should be under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. After investigating this scenario, I found that recent Windows XP Embedded hotfix release notes are formatting the registry information...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of DUAScriptGen (v1.1.0003) is now available

    I have posted an update to the DUAScriptGen power toy for Windows XP Embedded on my tool download site at this location . This version contains a bug fix for a parsing error brought to my attention by Lynda Allen last week. Apparently, the format of the release notes files for recent Windows XP Embedded...
  • Blog Post: DUAScriptGen User's Guide

    I was talking to my friend and former manager Andy this evening and he asked me where he could find the "official" location for the DUAScriptGen that Mike Hall and I wrote a while back. He had tried to search my blog and most of the old links pointed to a now dead location on Mike's ISP site (Mike posted...
  • Blog Post: Creating a DUA script for a hotfix: step-by-step instructions

    Now that I've released a version of DUAScriptGen that can be used to create DUA scripts directly from Windows hotfixes, I thought it might be useful to illustrate the process of creating a script using this new functionality. Downloading hotfixes and DUAScriptGen The first part of this process...
  • Blog Post: Another new feature for DUAScriptGen is now available - silent mode support

    Hey all, some of you probably saw that I released a beta version of DUAScriptGen v1.1 a couple of weeks ago with a new feature allowing you to parse and import Windows hotfix INF files to create DUA script files from. I have added an additional feature that enables command line parameters so you can...
  • Blog Post: New in-depth hibernate once resume many (HORM) white paper now available

    One of the coolest new embedded enabling features we introduced in XP Embedded SP2 is hibernate once resume many (HORM). It provides the ability to more rapidly boot an embedded system as long as the system is protected by enhanced write filter (EWF). Since SP2 shipped we have gotten a lot of questions...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new teamwide Windows Embedded blog...

    My manager (Andy Allred) has created a blog that the Windows Embedded team as a whole will use in the future to communicate with customers of Windows XP Embedded and eventually Longhorn Embedded. You can check out the blog here . We're still working out the logistics of how we'll share ownership of the...
  • Blog Post: KUKA Controls announces support for XP Embedded SP2 and HORM

    I found an interesting press release from KUKA Controls announcing support for XP Embedded with SP2 and specifically hibernate once, resume many (HORM) in the next version of their VxWin product. You can check out the press release here .
  • Blog Post: DUAScriptGen v1.1 with INF parsing support - beta testers needed!

    I have been working on an update to DUAScriptGen to support a new scenario - downloading a Windows hotfix package, parsing the INF file and converting it into a DUA script (DUS) file. I have had this work item on my list for a long time but just hadn't gotten time to look at it. Then as I was working...
  • Blog Post: How to apply .NET Framework hotfixes on Windows XP Embedded devices

    As I'm sure some of you have already noticed, it is proving a bit difficult to install .NET Framework hotfixes (such as the recently released MS05-004 ASP.NET hotfix ) on Windows XP Embedded devices. On my previous team, two of the setup packages I worked on were the .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 components...
  • Blog Post: MEDC website now up and running

    The official website for the Mobile and Embedded Developer's Conference (MEDC) 2005 is now available and being populated with new information all the time. A few of you have asked me about whether or not there will be conferences in other parts of the world and I am happy to say yes. Check out this site...
  • Blog Post: Tip sheet for configuring a system to dual-boot XP Embedded and another OS

    I found a really useful tip article that Sean Liming wrote about configuring a system to dual-boot a desktop Windows OS and Windows XP Embedded (for testing and possibly deployment purposes). You can find the tip article here and other useful information on his main site . For those of you who don't...
  • Blog Post: How to submit proposals for papers for the upcoming Mobile and Embedded DevCon

    Hey all, I was browsing Mike Hall 's blog (specifically this post ) and noticed that there is now a site available where you can post proposals for papers that you'd like to present in the form of a talk or a lab at the upcoming MEDC (Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference) in Las Vegas. Here's what...
  • Blog Post: New white paper now available - installing XP Embedded SP2

    There is a new white paper that has just been published. It provides an overview of reasons why you would want to update to SP2, some considerations to think about before updating, the process of updating, and an FAQ and troubleshooting guide for installation issues. You can find the white paper by clicking...
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