How to Install the Windows CE 5.0 Core Version

Written by emma nichols
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Install the Windows CE 5.0 Core Version
(Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Windows CE 5.0 is an operating system by Microsoft designed specifically for computers with more minimal settings and embedded systems. It is a basic version of Windows for desktops. If you would rather have a simpler operating system on your computer, you can install only the basic parts of the Windows CE program by purchasing an installation disc

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Windows CE installation disc

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Insert the Windows CE installation disc in your computer. A "Welcome to Microsoft Windows CE" window will open.

  2. 2

    Select "Install" in the welcome window. Click "Next."

  3. 3

    Scroll through the user license agreement and click, "I accept the terms in the license agreement." Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Type your name, the name of your company, and the product key located on the installation disc's packaging in the appropriate "Customer Information" fields. Click "Next."

  5. 5

    Choose "Standard," rather than "Custom" in the "Setup Type" window. This will only download the core parts of Windows CE that are necessary to run it. Click "Next."

  6. 6

    Select "This feature will be installed on the local hard drive" in the next window and click "Next."

  7. 7

    Select "I accept the terms in the license agreement" in the following window. Click "Next."

  8. 8

    Click "Install" in the "Ready to Install" window. When it is finished installing, click "Finish" to close the installation wizard and run Windows CE.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.