How to Create a Run-Time Image
Windows Embedded Studio includes all of the tools that are required to build a complete Windows XP Embedded operating system. By using these tools you can quickly create a run-time image that you can deploy onto a device.
This How-to provides the basic end-to-end process for creating a run-time image. For a step-by-step walkthrough, see Tutorial: Building and Deploying a Run-Time Image.
To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.
|1. Use Target Analyzer to create a .pmq file that records your specific hardware.||Identify Target Device Hardware|
|2. Create a new configuration or work with an existing configuration.||Configurations in Target Designer in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help|
|3. If necessary, add components to the configuration.||Adding a Component to a Configuration in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help|
|4. Check and resolve dependencies for all components in the configuration.||Checking Dependencies in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help|
|5. Build the run-time image.
Note While developing a run-time image, you may need to check dependencies and build the run-time image several times to debug it.
|Building a Run-Time Image in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help|
|6. Deploy the run-time image to the device, and verify that all functionality is working as expected.||Deploy a Run-Time Image|
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