How to check the current install level of Compact 7.

December 1, 2011
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There are several ways to determine your Windows Embedded Compact 7 install level.

For the typical developer the easiest method is to launch the WindowsEmbeddedCompact7.exe to the Modify screen. Here at the top left section the screen Current Install Level will be displayed under Found Version.


For those who would rather use a log file entry to determine the install level, you can search near the end of the last WindowsEmbeddedCompact7.00**.log in the user temp directory.



The third method is for more advanced users.

Warning: Changes made to the Windows Registry may affect the operations of the computer. Making a backup of the registry is highly recommended. Use Registry Editor, or other methods to access the registry at your own risk. For more information about the Windows Registry please go to:

As of version 7.0.2807.0, (October 2011 Update ), the value of the InstalledLevel is stored in the registry.

Registry Editor can be used search for the value of InstalledLevel. Regedit.exe can be used on the cmdline or with the GUI.

For 32 bit machines:


For 64 bit machines:



The RegRead method is also able to programmatically retrieve the value of InstalledLevel.

More information about that method can be found here: