Updating the operating system
The latest updates for the Windows operating system are available on the Internet at
Before you install new drivers or operating system updates for Windows MUI versions,
configure the regional menu and dialog settings and the default English (US) language.
other operating systems
Contact the corresponding manufacturer.
Installing or updating application programs and drivers
To install software from a CD and/or floppy disk in a Windows operating system, you must
connect a suitable external USB drive to the computer.
The drivers for USB floppy drives and USB CD-R drives are included in the operating system
and do not have to be installed separately.
For information about installation of SIMATIC software packages, refer to the corresponding
For updates of third-party drivers and application programs, contact the respective
Data backup under Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows Embedded 7 /
Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate
We recommend you use the SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator software tool (V3.2 or
higher) for data backups in Windows Embedded Standard / Windows XP Professional /
Windows 7 Ultimate. This tool provides comfortable and efficient functions for backup and
restoring the full content of CompactFlash cards, hard disks, and of individual partitions
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Device maintenance and repairs
8.4 Installing the software