Monday, September 24, 2007

Windows CE QFE's

Every month the Windows Embedded team is realizing Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) to fix some software issues for Windows CE 5.0 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
Those patches have to be installed on your development computer. So you have to regenerate your Windows CE binary image to integrate those new improvements in your device. Every year all the QFE's are grouped into one single MSI file to reduce the time spent to install those QFE's on a clean computer.
So do not forget to update your development computer every month :-)

All QFE are available from the Microsoft website
- Nicolas

2 comments:

Embedded Shack said...

Hi Nicolas,

What do you mean by "clean computer" in "Every year all the QFE's are grouped into one single MSI file to reduce the time spent to install those QFE's on a clean computer." Does that mean that I should not install the Cumulative Rollup Package if I have installed certain monthly QFEs?

Similarly, what happens if I installed all the monthly QFEs plus the Cumulative rollup. Would it corrupt my WinCE 6 system?

Thanks,
John

Nicolas BESSON said...

John,

Installing only few QFE's on your machine isn't the right solution, you should prefer to install all of them.
In the theory, installing a roll up over few QFE's should fully update the complete WinCE 6 system, but we cannot predict if it could impact the existing WinCE system.
In conclusion, install all the QFE's, and only appli cumulative rollup when starting from a Fresh installed computer.
Regards
-Nicolas