Windows Embedded Standard 7 is a fully componentized version of Windows 7 that allows developers to build advanced commercial and consumer devices running thousands of existing Windows 7 applications and drivers.
With Standard, you can optimize the size of the OS footprint on your device because you can select just the drivers, services, and applications you need. By using only the components you need, you can reduce development time, optimize operating system size, lower hardware costs, and scale as low as 40 MB in size with a bootable kernel. Windows Embedded Standard 7 is used in devices such as thin clients and multi-function printers.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system in a componentized form for developers to create advanced commercial and consumer devices running thousands of existing Windows applications and drivers.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista
Development Environment Hardware Requirements: The development computer must meet or exceed the following hardware requirements: – 1 GHz 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (amd64) processor – 1 GB of system memory (32 bit), 2 GB of system memory (64 bit) – 7 GB of free hard disk space for complete installation of the toolkit – DVD drive – USB 2.0 port Software Requirements The development computer must meet or exceed the following software requirements: – It must run one of the following operating systems: Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows 7 – It must have the following software installed: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or a later version; Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 or a later version – It must have network access if the developer will use network resources.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 : Download Page | Release Notes.