Why Microsoft Discontinuing Windows Embedded family?

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  1. Shortyportuguese

    Shortyportuguese MDL Senior Member

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    I don't understand the reason of Microsoft Discontinuing Windows Embedded Family of OSes.
    What was the reasons behind? Is this gap making Linux grows in market share?
    Thanks in beforehand.
     
  2. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    That's not bad either because linux can do alot these days. Games from windows runs as great if not better in linux then in windows. Running Pop! OS 21.04 and i am 2 months windows free now. All my games runs great, everything i did in windows i can easely do in linux.

    Oh and a few more things, Linux does not have telemetery and it does not need to reboot after every update that got released LOL!
     
  3. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Expert

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    Not discontinued => windows 10 iot enterprise and LTSC are the new familly
     
  4. Shortyportuguese

    Shortyportuguese MDL Senior Member

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    But they are not modular and lightweight as WES
     
  5. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Expert

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    Yes last product modular was windows 8.0 embedded standard but no kms capable... and not activation other than retail keys works / slic not possible / not Hwid... only sad key with networks required..
     
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    Android or other trimmed Linux have taken the position.
     
  7. acer-5100

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  8. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    I wrote "not 100% true" and not "false" for a reason

    Whatever this way you can even use the WMC which (unlike WES7) is impossible to run on WES8 (given there isn't a patched version of WMC for W8).
     
  9. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Install?

    download

    Standard_8_32Bit_Bootable_IBW.iso

    or

    Standard_8_64Bit_Bootable_IBW.iso

    boot and follow the instructions
     
  10. kkhww

    kkhww MDL Novice

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    And how to activate wes 8? None of the keys on Google are useful to activate it. Only trial keys were found.
     
  11. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    #14 acer-5100, Mar 9, 2022
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    There is no known, "normal" method to activate it.

    But you can use my way, turn it to w8 pro/wmc/enterprise, then activate it.

    You need also to disable/delete the embedded licensing service, or after 6 months your sistem will shut down every 2 hrs, no matter if activated or not.
     
  12. kkhww

    kkhww MDL Novice

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    And how to turn to win8 pro/wmc/ent successfully?
    And I'd like to deploy it offline to delete the licensing service.
     
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  14. kkhww

    kkhww MDL Novice

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    #17 kkhww, Mar 10, 2022
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    And
    And which files should i copy as the sku cert? Just what i described?
    Like files in Windows/servicing/package
    Ms.brandng.package.....pro......mum and.cat files
    Ms.edition.package.....pro......mum and.cat files
    Ms.professional.package...........mum and.cat files
    And
    Ms.sku.package.....professional......mum and.cat files
     
  15. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Copy the sku you want to use, Pro/Enterprise/ProWMC/....

    then use it's serial to activate

    Dont forget to replace also the \ẁindows\branding folder, given in this case the switch is not meant to be temporary,
     
  16. kkhww

    kkhww MDL Novice

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    Ye
    Yes, but my question is that i just place the Windows/branding folder from professional system inside wes8 permanently, right?
     
  17. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    just follow what i wrote.

    branding folder is needed to activate successful, is not mandatory if you are going from server to client, just to install a driver or a program, then going back to server