Design a Run-Time Image

When you design a run-time image, you select all of the components required to operate your target device, from user interfaces to device drivers. Custom applications can be added, and your run-time image can be configured to run on a particular media type.

During this development phase, consider how your device will be used over time. Add additional functionality, such as device drivers, that meets these possible future needs. While this will increase the footprint, it will also increase the lifetime and usefulness of the device.

Run-time images are built by using Target Designer.

In This Section

  • How to Create a Run-Time Image
    Describes how to develop a run-time image, from analyzing your device hardware, to adding components, to deploying the run-time image.
  • Adding Dr. Watson
    Describes how to add Dr. Watson to your run-time image.
  • Adding Safe Mode Support
    Describes how to add the Safe Mode boot options to your run-time image.
  • Application Compatibility
    Describes how to ensure application compatibility through the use of component Help and specially-designed macro components.
  • Boot Performance
    Describes how to improve the boot performance of your run-time image.
  • Componentized Windows Services
    Describes the files that implement many Windows services and the components that contain them.
  • Configuring Win32_LogicalDisk FreeSpace
    Describes how to configure the run-time image to support the Win32_LogicalDisk FreeSpace property.
  • Custom Resources
    Describes the resources that can be added to a component or a configuration, to add specific functionality to the run-time image, such as COM registration or an application shortcut.
  • Design Templates and Macro Components
    Describes the templates you can use to create your run-time image as well as the macro components that contain additional functionality.
  • Digital Image Acquisition with WIA
    Describes the Windows Image Acquisition component. This is used to capture digital images from a digital camera or scanner.
  • Disabling Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
    Describes how to disable access to Windows keyboard shortcuts.
  • Display Settings
    Describes how to configure display settings in your run-time image.
  • Enhanced Write Filter
    Describes the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) that allows write access to read-only media.
  • Error Reporting
    Describes how to add the error-reporting component to your run-time image.
  • File-Based Write Filter
    Describes the File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) that allows file-level write access to read-only media.
  • Footprint
    Describes run-time image size and options for reducing footprint during the development of a configuration.
  • Hiding the Windows Boot Splash Screen
    Describes how to disable the Windows XP Embedded splash screen during startup.
  • Language Support
    Describes language support components and configuration settings.
  • Licensing a Run-Time Image
    Describes the different product keys required for Windows XP Embedded tools and run-time images.
  • Network Configuration
    Describes how to configure networking on your run-time image.
  • Power Management
    Describes the different power management profiles available to include in your run-time image.
  • Predefined System Environment Variables
    Describes the different environment variables you can use when setting paths in Target Designer and Component Designer.
  • Running an Application Automatically
    Describes how to create a dedicated device. Additionally, you can run an application during or after FBA, or after user logon.
  • Servicing
    Describes the different servicing scenarios to consider when building your run-time image.
  • Shortcuts
    Describes how to add support for Start Menu shortcuts in your run-time image.
  • System Settings
    Describes how to change the computer name, pagefile configuration, and power management settings for your run-time image.
  • Terminal Services
    Describes Terminal Services. This is used to provide Remote Desktop access to your target device.
  • Wireless Configuration
    Describes the components and configurations that support wireless devices.
  • Development Process
    Describes the order and phases in the overall run-time image development process.

Last updated on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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