FIX: Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device hangs during the start

This article describes an issue that occurs when you start a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


When you start a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device, the device hangs, and the initialization of the networking stacks cannot continue. The issue occurs occasionally.


Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (October 2014) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 monthly update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

The kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.

More Information

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.
File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.



Article ID: 2987430 - Last Review: 13 Nov 2014 - Revision: 1