One of the first things to understand is the way Windows XP Embedded component versioning works.The Windows XP Embedded Component Database is designed to allow multiple component versions to coexist, for any component.The key behaviors are as follows: If you keep the components in your configuration version coherent, you reduce the chance of cross-revision component incompatibility.
Note For every rule, there is usually at least one exception.
For example, private hotfixes are component fixes that are not generally released to the public, but are used to solve specific customer problems.
If you have a configuration in a deployed device that requires a hotfix, you usually add the hotfix component to your Component Database, open your configuration using Target Designer, and then update only the one specific component.
Mark Chamberlain, Nelson D'Souza, and Bill Pierson January 2005 Applies to Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 The intent of this document is to serve as a single information source for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded OEM developers.
Where applicable, this document references existing Microsoft public Web site links.
Why Update to SP2 Update Considerations Scenarios Inventory Installation Common Questions Common Problems and Solutions This document offers a guided approach for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded developers who are installing Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the first time, or are updating their Service Pack 1 development environment to Service Pack 2.
If you are installing Windows XP Embedded for the first time: Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 is a kit containing nine CDs.
This document helps you to navigate the content of these CDs, and offers you a comprehensive step-by-step installation procedure.
If you are updating an existing development environment (for example, SP1 to SP2), the steps you take depend on various factors such as: This document offers you recommendations based on your situation.
Using SP2 extends the period of time for which Microsoft product support remains available. In addition to featuring improvements made to SP1, Windows XP Embedded with SP2 incorporates the same feature and software updates contained in Windows XP Professional SP2.
These improvements and features include: This section discusses your deployment options when updating your development system and process from SP1 to SP2.