Windows Embedded Compact 7 Download Free

Windows Embedded Compact 7 RTM is available for download from Microsoft. Windows Embedded Compact 7, the next generation Windows Embedded CE is aimed at the embedded devices market and can be used to build a broad range of small footprint devices with real-time capabilities. Included with this Windows Embedded Compact 7 are a lot of tool to build embedded applications. The tools include Platform Builder, the Compact Test Kit and several board support packages for ARM, x86 and MIPs processing architectures.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 cannot be installed on computers that have previous versions of Windows Embedded CE installed so you’ll need to uninstall the previous version if you want to install this new version or otherwise you can install a Virtual Machine and test this version of Windows EC7.

New features in Windows Embedded Compact 7 include:

Application Development:

  • Silverlight for Windows Embedded
  • Messaging API
  • Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM)

Applications and Services:

  • ActiveSync
  • Internet Explorer Embedded
  • Remote Desktop Protocol
  • Windows Media Player
  • MTP Responder

Board Support Packages:

  • ARM BSPs
  • Virtual CEPC


  • Remote Desktop Protocol
  • Connection Manager
  • CellCore
  • Bluetooth
  • Windows Filtering Platform
  • Wi-Fi


  • Digital Living Network Alliance
  • Media Library
  • Windows Imaging Component
  • DirectShow Filters


  • Kerebos

User Interface:

  • Touch Gestures
  • Sample Home Screen


  • Platform Builder
  • Compact Test Kit
  • Graph Tool
  • Windows Embedded Silverlight Tools (WEST)

Let’s look at the system requirements of Windows EC7:

Hardware Requirements

Your computer must meet the following hardware requirements:

  • Approximately 100 GB of free hard disk space
  • Minimum: 1.6 GHz CPU, 384 MB RAM, 1024×768 display, 5400 RPM hard disk
  • Recommended: 2.4 GHz or higher CPU, 2048 MB or more RAM, 1280×1024 display, 7200 RPM or higher hard disk

Operating Systems

You can install this release on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit)

Software Requirements

Your computer must have the following software installed:

  • Visual Studio 2008 (for all components)
  • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Expression Blend 3 (for Windows Embedded Silverlight Tools)

Windows Embedded Compact 7 is available as a 180 day free evaluation version and can be downloaded from the below location:

Download Windows Embedded Compact 7 [Direct download link here]

You can also upgrade it to full version. You will need a license key in order to activate this trial version. Complete list of utilities needed to make Windows Embedded Compact 7 working are available on Windows Embedded Downloads page.