Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact 7
Version of the Windows CE operating system
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Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 desktop
Source model
Released to
March 1, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-03-01)
Kernel typeHybrid kernel
LicenseCommercial proprietary software
Preceded byWindows Embedded CE 6.0
Succeeded byWindows Embedded Compact 2013
Support status
MainstreamEnded on April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
ExtendedEnded on April 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)
A concept UI used to display the graphical capabilities of Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact 7 (formerly known as Windows Embedded CE 7.0) is the seventh major release of the Windows Embedded CE operating system, released on March 1, 2011. Windows Embedded Compact 7 is a real-time OS, separate from the Windows NT line, and is designed to target enterprise specific tools such as industrial controllers and consumer electronics devices such as digital cameras, GPS systems and also automotive infotainment systems. Windows Embedded Compact is designed to run on multiple CPU architectures and supports x86, SH (automotive only) and ARM.

During development, a Microsoft employee working in this division claimed that Microsoft was working hard on this release and that it shares the underlying kernel with Windows Phone. Microsoft officially confirmed this and said that Windows Phone 7 is based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 with some features borrowed from Windows Embedded Compact 7, thus making it a hybrid solution.

New features

Windows Embedded Compact 7 contains these features:

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