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When you try to build an image of Windows Embedded Compact 2013 for a platform, such as x86 or Armv7, the build errors in romimage.exe. For example, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

BUILD: [01:0000050344:ERRORE] NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\WINCE800\public\common\oak\Bin\i386\romimage.EXE' : return code '0x1' {log="C:\WINCE800\build.log(31554)"}

BUILD: [01:0000050344:ERRORE] PostBuildTargets  -nologo BUILDMSG=Stop.  BUILDROOT=C:\WINCE800\platform\CEPC CLEANBUILD=1 /F C:\WINCE800\public\common\oak\misc\makefile.def NOLINK=1 PASS0ONLY=1 failed - rc = 2. {log="C:\WINCE800\build.log(31556)"}

BLDDEMO: ERROR: There were errors building cebase. {log="C:\WINCE800\build.log(31589)"}

Important: Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (December 2021) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to the Device Partner Center (DPC).


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

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.

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