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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

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  • Version: R3
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

This download is an incremental release to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2. If you do not have Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2, you can also download an evaluation copy from the Microsoft Download Center. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides innovative technologies that help device manufacturers create devices with rich user experiences and connections to Windows PCs, servers, and services.

  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 delivers innovative new technologies to the proven and highly reliable componentized, hard real-time operating system for small footprint devices.

    With Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, device manufacturers can create consumer and enterprise devices that are differentiated by an immersive user interface, a rich browsing experience, and a unique connection to Windows PCs, servers, services, and devices.

    By building on the high performance and highly reliable Windows Embedded CE platform, device makers can bring their devices to market quickly and efficiently.

    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 includes the following new features:

    Silverlight for Windows Embedded
    The power of Silverlight brought to Windows Embedded CE to create rich applications and user interfaces

    Internet Explorer Embedded
    Internet Explorer with panning and zooming capabilities and a customizable interface to optimize the browsing experience on devices

    Adobe Flash Lite
    Browser plug-in to render rich media Web sites

    Touch and Gesture
    Plug-in engine to enable natural input capabilities and gesture animations

    Connection Manager
    Infrastructure technology to manage multiple network interfaces on the device

    Microsoft Office and PDF Viewers
    Applications to render Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF content on the device

    QQ Messenger
    Device-side client to connect to popular Instant Messaging service


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
CE6R3.iso69a456b4d3f26fa7fab40711756e90b4108940fd1.14 GB
setup.exe1e7ab10125f72cc1c2a144566cfd80e10f9a59fb24 KB
Updates installed by Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3.htm2f92fcf545faca39fa467d6b5d249d69e293aeac18 KB
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Install Guide.htm417648407785c2b886185e5de96460441b9fe88f15 KB
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 License.rtf4c51ecf891cc1e2de3f1c3b45f6e633f31fe7c0826 KB
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Release Notes.htmdc664f6e836825f70e1a00e432b331d2a56bd0fa17 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Embedded CE

  • Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 3

    • Hardware requirements:

    o PC with 933 MHz or faster processor. 2 GHz recommended
    o 512 MB of RAM; 1GB recommended
    o 18 GB of available space on installation drive
    o 1 GB of available space on system drive
    o DVD-ROM drive
    o Monitor that supports 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 16-bit color

    • Required Software:

    o Windows Embedded CE 6.0
    o Visual Studio 2005 (except Express)
    o Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
    o Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista (if applicable)
    o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 SP1 (required if PB 6.0 Tools have been installed)
    o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2


    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 installs all updates released up through August 31st, 2009.
    Do not install updates currently available for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2.

    CEUpdateCheck tool will now work for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment.

Installation Instructions

  • This incremental release contains

    Click the file you want to download and then do one of the following:

    1. To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run now.
    2. To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.


    To uninstall Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, you must completely uninstall Windows Embedded CE 6.0. Before you install this release, you must back up any important data.

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