Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based operating system design for a device that has no display screen.

  • You type the following command in the command prompt build window:


  • You build a run-time image for the operating system design in the command prompt build window.

  • You open the Sysgensettings.out file in the flat release directory.

In this scenario, you notice that SYSGEN_MINGDI=1 and SYSGEN_MINGWES=1 appear in the Sysgensettings.out file. Additionally, the SYSGEN_MINGDI and SYSGEN_MINGWES variables are included in the run-time image.


This problem occurs because the Windows Embedded Compact 7 build system uses batch (.bat) files to resolve dependencies among various components. When the build system detects that the SYSGEN_WCELDCMD variable is set, a cascade of other components are included. This eventually causes the unnecessary inclusion of the SYSGEN_MINGDI and SYSGEN_MINGWES variables.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update August 2012. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the processor type.

Note This Windows Embedded Compact 7 monthly update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Updates


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

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Files that are included in this update package

File name

File size










For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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