How to Create a Run-Time Image

Windows Embedded Studio includes all of the tools that are required to build a complete Windows XP Embedded operating system. By using these tools you can quickly create a run-time image that you can deploy onto a device.

This How-to provides the basic end-to-end process for creating a run-time image. For a step-by-step walkthrough, see Tutorial: Building and Deploying a Run-Time Image.

To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.

Step Topic
1. Use Target Analyzer to create a .pmq file that records your specific hardware. Identify Target Device Hardware
2. Create a new configuration or work with an existing configuration. Configurations in Target Designer in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help
3. If necessary, add components to the configuration. Adding a Component to a Configuration in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help
4. Check and resolve dependencies for all components in the configuration. Checking Dependencies in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help
5. Build the run-time image.

Note While developing a run-time image, you may need to check dependencies and build the run-time image several times to debug it.

Building a Run-Time Image in Windows XP Embedded Studio Help
6. Deploy the run-time image to the device, and verify that all functionality is working as expected. Deploy a Run-Time Image

See Also

How-to Topics | Design a Run-Time Image

Last updated on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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