Windows Embedded Standard 7, is based on Windows 7 which was previously codenamed Windows Embedded 'Quebec'. Windows Embedded Standard 7 includes Windows Vista and Windows 7 features such as Aero, SuperFetch, ReadyBoost, BitLocker Drive Encryption, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, Address space layout randomization, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight 2, Windows Media Center among several other packages. It is available in IA-32 and x64 versions and was released in 2010. It has a larger minimum footprint (~300 MB) compared to 40 MB of XPe and also requires product activation. Windows Embedded Standard 7 was released on April 27, 2010.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) is the fully embedded version of Windows 7. This version of Windows 7 was designed to allow OEMs to create and deploy devices using the same drivers and run the same application software as Windows 7.
Versions of Windows Embedded Standard 7
There are two versions of Windows Embedded Standard 7, “E” & “P” that are available in either 32-bit or 64-bit.
Building Windows Embedded Standard 7 Images
OEMs wishing to use WES 7 can build an image on their target platform by using bootable media with the Image Build Wizard (IBW). Using IBW for creating a basic image typically takes less than an hour, so validating that WES 7 is compatible with the OEM’s hardware and software is quick and easy. The Toolkit’s primary development program, Image Configuration Editor (ICE), allows OEMs to do advanced configuration changes.
This OS permits users to take advantage of unique capabilities known as Embedded Enabling Features. Using HORM (Hibernate Once Resume Many), the embedded operating system can boot quickly and valuable data can be protected from accidental corruption using EWF (Enhanced Write Filtering) and FBWF (File Based Write Filter).
The “P” version offers the richest set of components and features that enable advanced consumer and enterprise class devices. The WES7P SKU can include multi-touch, enhanced lockdown, enriched media capabilities and efficient network management using AppLocker, BitLocker and DirectAccess.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 Features