How to Add Hardware Information to a Configuration
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 XP Embedded configuration.
To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.
|1. Review the hardware requirements for Windows XP Embedded.||Target System Requirements|
|2. Boot the target device by using Windows XP, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, or Windows PE, and running Target Analyzer.||Running Target Analyzer
|3. Import the Devices.pmq file into an .sld file to create a device macro component.||Creating a Component from a PMQ File in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help.|
|4. Import the device macro component into the database.||Importing an Object into the Database in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help.|
|5. Start Target Designer and add the new macro component to your configuration.||Adding a Component to a Configuration in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help.|
|6. (Optional) Optimize your footprint size by removing unneeded components.||Remove Unnecessary Devices to Optimize Footprint|
Note 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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