How to Upgrade the Windows CE 4.2 Phone to Windows CE 5.0

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How to Upgrade the Windows CE 4.2 Phone to Windows CE 5.0
You can upgrade a Windows CE cell phone directly from the phone itself. (cell phone image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com)

A cell phone, like a computer, must run the latest version of the software designed for it in order to function effectively. Upgrading a Windows CE cell phone operating system from version 4.2 to version 5.0 can be done directly from the cell phone. There is no need to connect to a computer or home network. The procedure is done directly through the phone and is easy to do.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on the cell phone. Navigate from the Home menu to "Settings." Scroll down and click on "Check for updates/upgrades." Click the "Enter" button on the cell phone to activate the update/upgrade check.

  2. 2

    Select "Update to Windows CE 5.0" when it appears on a new screen. Click the "Enter" button. Click the "OK" button on the confirmation window that appears.

  3. 3

    Wait as the cell phone downloads and installs Windows CE 5.0 onto the cell phone through the cellular network. Wait as the installation is completed and the cell phone automatically reboots itself, or click on "Restart" or "Reboot" on the confirmation window that appears after installation.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure that the battery for the cell phone is fully charged before doing an upgrade.

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