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Requirements for a Development Computer

3/21/2011

A development computer must meet or exceed the following hardware and software requirements to run Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit. The development computer is the computer where you install Standard 7 Toolkit. For information about Standard 7 Toolkit, see Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit on a Development Computer

The development computer must meet or exceed the following hardware requirements:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (amd64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory (32-bit), 2 GB of system memory (64-bit)
  • 7 GB free hard drive space for complete installation
  • One or more of the following media drives:
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • USB 2.0 port

The development computer must meet or exceed the following software requirements:

  • It must be running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
    • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows 7
  • It must have the following software installed:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
      You can download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 from this Microsoft Web site.
    • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 or higher
      You can download and install Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 from this Microsoft Web site.
  • It must have network access if you plan to use a distribution share stored on the network or save your answer files or configuration sets to the network.

After you have verified that your development computer meets the software and hardware requirements above, the next step is to install Standard 7 Toolkit on the development computer. For more information, see Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit on a Development Computer.

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