How to Add Hardware Information to a Configuration (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


Target Analyzer (Tap.exe) is a command-line tool that probes your target device's registry, and creates a Devices.pmq file that includes all the device drivers that are required to operate the target hardware. You can use this .pmq file to create a device macro component that you can easily add to, and remove from, a Windows Embedded Standard configuration.

  1. Review the hardware requirements for Windows Embedded Standard.

  2. Boot the target device by using Windows XP, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, or Windows PE, and running Target Analyzer.

  3. Import Devices.pmq file into an .sld file to create a device macro component.

  4. Import the device macro component into the database.

  5. Start Target Designer and add the new macro component to your configuration.

  6. (Optional) Optimize your footprint size by removing components which are not required.

Windows Embedded Studio also includes a real-mode 16-bit version of Target Analyzer, Ta.exe, which you can run with Microsoft MS-DOS. You should only use Ta.exe for 16-bit MS-DOS devices.

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