FIX: Text in the console for cmd.exe is barely readable after the October 2015 update is installed in Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Symptoms

You have a device that has the October 2015 update installed in Windows Embedded CE 6.0. You create a retail image that includes the console window (SYSGEN_CONSOLE). When you start the image and then open cmd.exe, text in the console for cmd.exe is barely readable, especially the "t" character.

Resolution

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update November 2015. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the product version, the date, the Knowledge Base article number, and the processor type. The package file name format is as follows:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example, Wincepb60-110128-kb2492159-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 2492159 and that is contained in the January 2011 monthly update.

To resolve this problem immediately, download this Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update from the following Microsoft website.

Microsoft Download Center

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

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

References

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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Article ID: 3122173 - Last Review: Dec 9, 2015 - Revision: 1

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