Microsoft to launch Windows Embedded Compact 7

Microsoft has announced Windows Embedded Compact 7 for Tablets at Computex. This will be a compartmentalized version of Windows 7, that can be embedded at the hardware level.

Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 provides the tools and technologies that will help you make your vision a reality through rich, animated device user interfaces (UI), and connected experiences to productivity applications and the world of Windows.

Showcased along with a number of Windows 7 handhelds and slates at the company’s monstrous booth, the public community technology preview of the new OS is being made, with the goal to get this onto lightweight ARM-powered devices that either aren’t powerful enough for a full-fledged copy of Windows 7, or are simply aimed at a different market.

Put simply, it’s yet another product that Microsoft can offer up and coming device makers who may otherwise consider MeeGo, Android or a plethora of other mobile operating system options, reports Endgadget.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

One Comment

  1. Hp Hurricane?

    Makes me wonder if this is why HP has been silent these last few weeks in regards to the HP Slate. Where they just waiting to make the Windows 7 version of the Slate until this Compact 7 came out?
    We already know they will produce a WebOS version.
    I guess we have to wait and see

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