Windows Embedded Standard 2009 SDI Loader Error on Windows 7 Development Systems

With more Embedded Developers running the Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Toolkit on Windows 7 development machines, we are seeing reports of SDI Loader failures with an error listing a path to an INF file. To resolve this issue and run SDI Loader on Windows 7 machines, you can configure SDI Loader to run in Compatibility mode with Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) selected. Please see the detailed steps below:

  1. On the Start menu, Right Click on the SDI Loader shortcut
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click on the Compatibility tab
  4. Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box
  5. Select "Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)" from the drop down list
  6. Click OK to save your settings and exit the Properties dialog
  7. Re-Run the SDI Loader

Figure 1 Right Click on the SDI Loader shortcut and click Properties


Figure 2 Click on the Compatibility tab


Figure 3 Check the "Run this program" box and select Vista SP1


Figure 4 Ensure that "Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)" is selected


- Gina

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