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    New Windows developer program for IoT

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Windows Developer Program for IoT – further evidence of our commitment to developing great technologies for the Internet of Things, and bring Windows to ever-smaller devices. We’ve also introduced a new Windows Developer for IoT portal, with documentation and examples to support the developer kits that will be shipped in small batches.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Workaround for Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) error System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E) when scanning for updates on Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    On Windows Embedded 8 Standard, if you attempt to use WEDU to search for updates and the scan fails with the following error in the log (wedu.log):

    Application Version: 2.0.0.0

    === EXCEPTION ===
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E): Exception from HRESULT: 0x8024002E
       at WUApiLib.IUpdateSearcher.BeginSearch(String criteria, Object onCompleted, Object state)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.UpdateTarget.CreateScanJob(IAsyncResult ar, Func`1& IsCompleted, Func`1& AsyncState, Func`1& CompletedSynchronously)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.AsyncResultAdapter..ctor(AsyncCallback outerCallback, Object outerState, JobCreateDelegate innerResultFunc, AsyncCallback innerCallback)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.UpdateTarget.<DoScan>d__3.MoveNext()

    === EXCEPTION ===
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E): Exception from HRESULT: 0x8024002E
       at WUApiLib.IUpdateSearcher.BeginSearch(String criteria, Object onCompleted, Object state)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.UpdateTarget.CreateScanJob(IAsyncResult ar, Func`1& IsCompleted, Func`1& AsyncState, Func`1& CompletedSynchronously)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.AsyncResultAdapter..ctor(AsyncCallback outerCallback, Object outerState, JobCreateDelegate innerResultFunc, AsyncCallback innerCallback)
       at Microsoft.Wedu.Mu.UpdateTarget.<DoScan>d__3.MoveNext()

     The most common cause of this error is the presence of the following registry key with a value other than 0:

     DisableWindowsUpdateAccess

     The workaround for this error is to either delete this registry key or set the value to 0.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Workaround for error "Windows Setup failed to open catalog" when using an .ISO created from a Windows Embedded 8 Standard media image

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    In Standard 8, if you use Create Media from Image Configuration Editor (ICE), then create an .ISO from that media, you will not be able to use that .ISO to install Standard 8 on a device. Instead, you will get an error stating "Windows Setup failed to open catalog". This is because the media created by ICE is not designed to create an .ISO and thus does not include the .LOCK file that is required to created "locked" copies of the catalog database files.

    As a workaround, before creating the .ISO from the media file created by ICE, copy the .LOCK file located in C:\Windows Embedded Catalog\.lock, then proceed to create or burn the .ISO. This .LOCK file can also be located on the Windows Embedded 8 Standard DVD in the *\Catalog\.lock directory.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Processor State Value Workaround for Windows Embedded Standard 7

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    If you are running Windows Embedded Standard 7 (Standard 7) on some devices, you may need to manually set the processor state to 100% to avoid slow performance problems if your processor is not correctly responding to an increase in processor state. This is a known issue on Intel Haswell boards but can happen on other boards as well.

    A work-around for this issue is to manually set both the minimum and maximum CPU values for processor state to 100%.

    To manually set the CPU values:

    1. On your device, open Control Panel > Power Options and click Change plan settings next to the power plan currently in use.
    2. Click Change advanced power settings.
    3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
    4. Expand Processor power management, then expand Minimum processor state.
    5. Click Setting (%): and change the value to 100%.
    6. Expand Maximum process state.
    7. Click Setting (%): and change the value to 100%.
    8. Click OK.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    KB 2929755 and KB 2912390 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 are Online Only Updates

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    Two KBs, issued as part of the April 2014 Security Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 (Standard 7) are considered "online only" updates. They cannot be correctly added to an answer file and deployed using the Standard 7 Toolkit but must instead be applied to an online image. These KBs are:

    • KB 2929755 - Out of memory when you load some image resources in a Windows application.
    • KB 2912390 - Vulnerability in Direct2D could allow remote code execution

    Both of these KBs require that KB 2670838 be installed first, before they can be installed.

    If you attempt to install these KBs by adding them to an answer file and installing them with Image Configuration Editor (ICE) or Image Builder Wizard (IBW), they will not be correctly installed and you will receive an error.

    These two updates are not being offered on Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) because of this online only requirement.

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