Windows Embedded

Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

windows embeddedWindows Embedded is a group of Microsoft operating systems that are designed to be used and run on embedded computer systems. The embedded computer systems that run these operating systems include small-footprint, real-time devices and Point of Sales systems like kiosks. Only OEM system builders can obtain these Windows Embedded operating systems.

Windows Embedded family

  • Windows Embedded Compact (previously known as Windows CE, first released in 1996)
  • Windows Embedded Standard (an updated version of Windows XP Embedded)
  • Windows Embedded POSReady
  • Windows Embedded Automotive (for use in vehicles)
  • Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 (announced in January 2011 and compatible with Windows Mobile 6.5).

Operating system terms, Windows Mobile