511, 2015

Minnowboard MAX can run Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro


The Minnowboard MAX is a X86-based small footprint device which costs about 140$ (depending on the hardware configuration). There is a special version of the new Windows 10 IoT Core for this board but now you can also do the installation of the full Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. This is very interesting because you can now use all Embedded Features to lockdown or customize the device. It is also possible to run the system from a removeable USB-Device (normally the operating system is on the MicroSD card). I have tried to do the installation and created a small step-by-step [...]

101, 2015

Wolfgang Unger received his 7th MVP Award in a row


View the MVP Profile Wolfgang Unger received the Microsoft MVP Award 2015 Microsoft is pleased to recognize and award its Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). The MVP Award is given to thank individuals for their exceptional contributions to technical communities worldwide. When a community participant sees an MVP in a technical community, whether in a newsgroup, as a user group host, a conference speaker, or a respondent in forums, that community participant can be confident that the information shared by the MVP will be of the highest caliber and will help every user make the most of the technology. Worldwide [...]

1211, 2014

Watch our Intelligent Systems demo on Youtube!


See the Project Knight 2000 in action in this Youtube video that was shot during the Embedded World fair in Nuremberg. It explains the features and functions of the Project Knight 2000 car and how it utilizes Windows Azure, Windows Embedded, Windows Phone and Surface. Have a look at the video here: More detailed information about the project and the includes products are available on the website

2010, 2014

Update to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 on Windows Embedded POSReady 7


If you are using Internet Explorer on Windows Embedded POSReady 7 then you should update to the newer versions to keep getting security updates. You can update to IE 10 or IE 11 as both are now supported on POSReady 7. The installation packages are available on MyOEM: IE10 32bit: IE10 64bit : IE11 32bit: IE11 64bit :

1708, 2014

Driver Extractor v2.1 released


I have released a new version of Driver Extractor that improves the compatibility for running the tool on Windows 8/8.1. Also the module creation for Windows Embedded 8 Standard has been updated to ensure that the modules work properly with the latest release.

2204, 2014

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Update 1 enables sideloading without additional keys


The newest Update 1 for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro will add many new features to the operating system itself. These features are identical to the retail versions of Windows 8.1. However the biggest change for the embedded version is that is allows to sideload modern Windows Store Apps without the need of additional sideloading keys! After the update has been applied (and some settings in the local policy have been changed) it is possible to install and run any Windows Store App on the device. This allows to create modern applications and ship them with your device without any [...]

403, 2014

Update for the Embedded Lockdown Manager in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry


Microsoft has just updated the Embedded Lockdown Manager in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry. The new update enables the configuration of the USB Filter, App Launcher and Gesture Filter through the Management Console Snap-In UI. This makes the configuration much simpler than before. The Breakout Key of the Keyboard Filter can now be configured as well through the UI. Also Shell Launcher can be enabled through a simple click in the Management UI. Please note that you must install KB 2932074 first to be able to configure App Launcher through the Embedded Lockdown Manager. To download the new version of the [...]

1102, 2014

Featuring our Unique Tools


Elbacom provides many Unique Tools that help you creating and maintaining your Windows Embedded installations. Some tools are available for free on our website. The tools support Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded POSReady 7, Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. If you are interested in one of our tools please contact us!

302, 2014

DISMUI 3.1 is now available


I have finished a new version of DISMUI that includes support for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. Most of DISMUIs code has been rewritten for this release to enhance the overall experience and also uses a bit of a refreshed design. The new version also contains a new feature that allows showing all dependents of a specific component. This makes it easy to find out why a component gets pulled back in during dependency check. It also allows to install missing drivers easily in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. Also it allows enabling and disabling Windows Features, even if the system [...]

302, 2014

DISMUI 3.0 download


The new version of DISMUI requires .NET 4.0 to run – however if it is required to run it on systems that only have the .NET 2.0 installed you can download the version 3.0 of DISMUI from this blog post. Please note, that DISMUI 3.0 will no longer be upgraded. It works without any problems on all supported operating system but new features will only be added to the most recent version based on .NET 4.0.

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