Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail is the successor of Windows Embedded POSReady 7. It is based on the new Windows 8.1 technology and includes all Embedded Lockdown Features to make the device secure. As the system is based on the full Windows 8.1 Pro it offers full compatibility for applications, apps and drivers.

10 Reasons for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail

Image Build Process


Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail is installed directly on the target device.
The OPK contains a bootable setup DVD which will guide you through the whole installation process directly on the device.

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail includes additional features such as the Unified Write Filter to protect your image. Also you can use the new Embedded Lockdown Manager to configure the Lockdown Features locally or even remotely – either by using the MMC Snap-In or PowerShell scripts.

Licenses and Toolkit

Licensenumber Description Notes
5JV-00164 Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail Runtime License Each device needs one license


Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro OPK

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro MUI OPK

Free of charge
Toolset needed to create your Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Retail images

Please Note: Product Keys for the this product are no longer shipped with the runtime license envelopes. To request your product key please follow the steps atProduct Key Information.

Availability and Support

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