Advice for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro, please

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  1. sanjose

    sanjose MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    I need some Advice for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. I like to install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro from MSDN

    Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (x64)

    File Name: en_windows_embedded_8_1_industry_pro_x64_dvd_2707203.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: 3340FE786900D0D1CBC687806435B37F2A508BA1


    Does anyone here install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro for Home PC ? If yes, Should I install it for home PC or not?

    Please give some advantages and disadvantages.

    Thanks for your concern.
     
  2. Winneke

    Winneke MDL Novice

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    #3 Winneke, Aug 11, 2014
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    I have Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry pro installed on my daily use pc, and everything works fine.
    But i dont know if bluetooth works out of the box because i know that it does not work out of the box with Windows Embedded standard 7(thin client template)
    I tested if the bluetooth works out of the box with Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry pro on my laptop and it work in virtual machine so it also should work on a normal machine.

    Some advantages: it is lighter.
    and for me it also feels like it is more stable then the normal windows 8.1 version but i can not give you any proof of that.
    Smaller footprint so less spaced used on the Hard drive/SSD (i have an SSD).
    you can turn on the write filter if you want to.

    Some disadvantages: like i said i dont know if bluetooth works out of the box.
    i dont know any other disadvantages but i am sure there are some but like i said everything works fine for me.
    Maybe there are some compatibility issues with special programs but like i said i can not say for certain
     
  3. sanjose

    sanjose MDL Member

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    @Winneke

    Thanks for your concern and reply. Have a nice day.
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #5 EFA11, Aug 21, 2014
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    I can test Bluetooth in a little bit here. Will edit this in a few.
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    Yes, BT successfully connected, and transfers work fine.

    Win Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise x64
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Unlike 7, 8.x Embedded SKUs contain bluetooth stack. I have successfully tested bluetooth on Embedded Industry.
     
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  6. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj MDL Novice

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    #7 cdoublejj, Aug 21, 2014
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