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    Windows Embedded?

    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?

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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Quote 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

    Quote 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.

    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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