Windows Embedded 8 / 8.1 Offline Activation

If you have devices based on Windows Embedded 8 / 8.1 that are not allowed to have internet connection, and devices where phone activation would take too long to process, then we might have a solution for you. I have developed PowerShell scripts that can be adapted to retrieve the activation keys from all known [...]

By |2015-12-07T18:36:41+01:00December 19th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

ForeFront products are still available in Embedded!

Microsoft just announced that most products of their ForeFront product line will be retired mid of next year. If you have developed devices that are built up-on these products then you will not be able to ship them with the regular license anymore. However these products are still available with embedded licensing – some even [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:43:28+01:00December 18th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Elbacom Embedded Magazine #3 is now available online!

We have published the third issue of our Elbacom Embedded Magazine. It contains information about all new Windows Embedded products from Microsoft, as well as our new Unique Tools! It covers the following topics: Windows Embedded 8 Windows Embedded 8.1 Windows Embedded Server 2012 (R2) Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Unique Tools for Windows Embedded Windows [...]

By |2015-12-07T18:31:11+01:00November 11th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Windows Embedded 8.1–General Availability

Windows Embedded 8.1 has now reached general availability. New versions of Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (and Retail) are now available to order. Microsoft has detailled all new technical features in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (Retail) in the following blog post:

By |2019-04-16T20:43:28+01:00October 17th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Assigned Access in Windows Embedded 8.1

Microsoft has published a new blog post that details the new “Assigned Access” feature in Windows Embedded 8.1 (Pro and Industry). Assigned Access allows you to setup an Windows 8 App as the default shell for a specific user. Once an assigned access user logs in he is immediately in the configured application (without Start [...]

By |2015-12-07T18:29:28+01:00October 17th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player on Windows Embedded 8 Standard

If you have followed my previous guide to install flash player on Windows Embedded 8 Standard you will notice that it will work for most sites but unfortunately not for all of them. However I have found a new workaround that is working for all websites. Please contact us to retrieve the whitepaper with the [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:43:28+01:00September 11th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry is now available on MSDN

Microsoft has published the RTM version of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry for all MSDN and Technet subscribers. You can already download and test the new final version to ensure that your applications will work on the new OS when it becomes generally available in October. Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry is based on Windows 8.1 but [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:43:29+01:00September 10th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Find the correct version of Windows Embedded 8

All Windows Embedded 8 products are compatible with Windows 8 Pro – however they differ in flexibility, tools, features and licensing. We have created a summary page including a comparison matrix that allows you to see the main differences between all Windows Embedded 8 products. This helps you to find the correct operating system more [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:43:29+01:00August 28th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro–Preview is now available

Microsoft has released the preview version of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. You can download the new bits after registration from The new version contains all features from Windows 8.1 to the Embedded version of the product and adds the lockdown capabilities that are needed in an embedded environment. Be sure to download the [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:43:29+01:00June 27th, 2013|techblog|0 Comments