The setup (IBW – Image Build Wizard) can be run directly on the target device with an easy to use setup environment.
If you would like to create unattended setup templates for your machine you can use the Image Configuration Editor (ICE) tool.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 will be componentized, meaning as in the previous Embedded versions,
you can choose which features you´ll need and leave out those you don’t need.
This way you can create very lightweight images with smaller footprint than the full version of Windows 7.
SATA driver support
Easier installation on SATA drives as the driver does not need to be componentized, etc.
Either the setup recognized the drive per default or you can choose to load the driver from a disk.
One of the best new features is the ability to boot from VHD files.
If you choose this configuration, your whole image lies in one single VHD file.
The biggest advantage for this scenario is that you can easily upgrade the whole image and still have a fallback image on the pc in case something is wrong with the new version.
Also you can do a fully automated image update by downloading the new VHD image and install it as default boot entry in the bootmanager.
For example you can use the free BootVHD batch command tool to automate the process.
MultiTouch Support with Windows API
As Windows 7 has the support for multitouch integrated you can use this feature also in the Embedded version.
The Windows implementation allows you to create multitouch capable programs very easily.
WES 7 has all the Embedded Features known from XP Embedded and Windows Embedded Standard 2009:
– File Based Write Filter
– Enhanced Write Filter
– Registry Filter
– Hibernate Once Resume Many
– Custom Shell
– Unbranded Boot and Logonscreens
Advanced Power Management
Use the new Windows 7 Power Management Stack to build power efficient “Green” devices.