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So you’ve spent a few hours, and you’ve made the perfect answer file for your device. Internet Explorer works, media files can be played, and you are very happy with how it turned out. However, after testing for just 5 minutes, you realize you can’t open and view certain picture formats, such as PNGs, on your device.
Do you really have to go back into Image Configuration Editor (ICE), re-create the answer file and then reinstall the image on your device?
The answer is a resounding ‘No’. With Windows Embedded Standard 2011, you can easily use a command line tool called Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) to add your missing feature packages onto your target device. What follows is a step-by-step process of how to add a new feature package to an existing Windows Embedded Standard 2011 installation.
Part 1: Making a Config Set
Part 2: Updating Your Image ‘Online’ Using DISM
That’s all there is to it! Using the power of DISM and a few other tools, you can update your image in less than 30 minutes without going through the hassle of reinstalling the operating system. Thanks for checking out our blog, and good luck in your endeavors!