**Updated 3/26/09 with preface
[The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog as a service to our readers by allowing MVPs to share some of their knowledge with the rest of the community.]
Windows Embedded Standard does not normally require too much troubleshooting, because the boot process is exactly the same as in XP Professional. But, according to Murphy’s Law, something will go wrong, no matter how the small the chance is. This post will try to give an overview of the most common reasons for failure and the ways to resolve them.
Have you noticed that there is a huge amount of Windows XP Embedded related content on the public internet?
Have you also discovered that it can be hard to find, collect and organize the information you need to answer XPE questions and solve XPE problems?
Did you ever wish for a "Top Level" reference document that ties together all the myriad resources? A single document that you can search to find your solutions or links to solutions?
So, you’ve got a device that’s running Windows Embedded, but you can’t remember exactly which version of XPe or WES the image was built with. Is there some way to check what version of Windows Embedded the device is running? There sure is!
The version information for Windows Embedded is located in the following three registry entries: