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    With all the talk of slimming down Windows XP etc. Why dont you just use Windows embedded? I have a boot time of 8 secs on a 300Hz AMD using a base XP Embedded image.

    Just wondering why people still use XP?

    Cheers

  • #2
    Well first I dont know how many of us have access to windows embedded, and second why dont you post a howto
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dorgan1983
      Well first I dont know how many of us have access to windows embedded, and second why dont you post a howto

      :O I must just have to do that!

      And think about where people can get a cheap Embedded license...

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      • #4
        I am assuming windows embedded gets install on CF, but once that is done is it still possible to install other woftware to a secondary harddrive?
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        • #5
          Do a lot of software programs work with embedded? Like i know a lot of programs require Windows 2000 or Windows Xp
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          • #6
            The problem is that there's no way to get a "cheap" embedded lic. I looked at a package yesterday for 900.00. I mean thats great if you were an embedded device firm but I'm just a hobbiest.

            Actually, the right OS is Linky
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dorgan1983
              I am assuming windows embedded gets install on CF, but once that is done is it still possible to install other woftware to a secondary harddrive?
              you can install it on CF, CD, or a plain old HDD

              Originally posted by Cheekz185
              Do a lot of software programs work with embedded? Like i know a lot of programs require Windows 2000 or Windows Xp
              you can simply install your program over the top of embedded if it needs installing, otherwise you can copy the files directly.

              Originally posted by IntellaWorks
              The problem is that there's no way to get a "cheap" embedded lic. I looked at a package yesterday for 900.00. I mean thats great if you were an embedded device firm but I'm just a hobbiest.

              Actually, the right OS is Linky
              Thats good an all, but it basically IS XPE, with a little bit tacked on, and a lower boot time, however, it is harder to integrate applications with it.

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              • #8
                XPE isn't necessarily easy to install software on. What carputer applications that are the norm here, have you gotten to work in your XPE image?

                It's easy to build images, but a huge pain in the *** to try to hnt down all the necessary things to make any software actually work. I tried figuring out what I needed to get Frodo player to work in XPe, and at the time the modules/libraries or whatever they're called didn't exist yet for XPe.

                Just wondering how much success you've had getting everyday used carputer apps like iGuidance, Frontends, etc to work?
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                • #9
                  .

                  Actually its not XPE, its CE. XPembedded (is based off the windows XP technology) WinCE Automotive is based off of WinCE Technology, they are different animals.. WinCE Automotive has been in design since 1995. I'm not saying it can't be done with XPe, I'm saying if your going to go out and spent cash on an OS then buy CE automotive 5.
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                  • #10
                    what software have you gotten to work with it??


                    Also i was looking and the price of a license for XPE is only $90 so the person that said $900, I believe you wereing looking at the price of the entire package with development tools and all, the license itself is only $90
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                    • #11
                      ANy1 know when Windows AutoMotivie will be out?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dorgan1983
                        what software have you gotten to work with it??


                        Also i was looking and the price of a license for XPE is only $90 so the person that said $900, I believe you wereing looking at the price of the entire package with development tools and all, the license itself is only $90
                        How are you going to develop a custom build with no development tools?

                        EDIT: I suppose you could download the evaluation and have 45 days to build a working system.
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                        • #13
                          Couldn't you make a How to. I've Xp Embedded, but I didn't test it yet.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IntellaWorks
                            How are you going to develop a custom build with no development tools?

                            EDIT: I suppose you could download the evaluation and have 45 days to build a working system.
                            lol

                            Yes it is a ***** to make the components. But its worth it for the small footprint and boot speed, you only need to do it once.

                            I have made components for iTunes, FreeDrive etc to work on my Embedded image. I next will try to maybe make Centrafuse work with Embedded, or start my own front end. (C# ).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SnyperBob
                              XPE isn't necessarily easy to install software on. What carputer applications that are the norm here, have you gotten to work in your XPE image?

                              It's easy to build images, but a huge pain in the *** to try to hnt down all the necessary things to make any software actually work. I tried figuring out what I needed to get Frodo player to work in XPe, and at the time the modules/libraries or whatever they're called didn't exist yet for XPe.

                              Just wondering how much success you've had getting everyday used carputer apps like iGuidance, Frontends, etc to work?
                              Well until you get Centrafuse, some other frontend, and iGuidance to work - I don't see the majority of people here interested in running XPe. I've been interested in hosting a carputer-related XPe information section on www.mobile-effects.com
                              I tried to learn it myself, but never got any images that were actually functional to work. If you are interested in creating some articles that would help the masses - let me know.

                              It's not that I don't like XPe, I just think it's too hard for the average n00b (me).
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