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Microsoft Pegasus[]


Microsoft Pegasus

Microsoft Pegasus was the internal codename of the project at Microsoft that hoped to create an operating system for a series of handheld computers. When the project achieved its goals and was ready to be sold to the general public, it had its name changed to Windows CE.

Microsoft Windows CE 1.0[]


Windows CE 1.0 original logo

The first version of Microsoft Windows CE was released in 1996 and its logo was similar to the Windows 95 logo used at the time, with the most noticeable difference the circle surrounding the Windows logo, which meant that the WinCE devices were more of an enclosed medium.

Windows CE 2.x[]


Windows CE without shadows

Windows CE 3.0[]


Windows CE alternate

Windows CE.net 4.0[]


Microsoft Windows CE (2001)

With the release of Windows XP in 2001, Windows CE's logo was updated to look like the desktop Windows' version. Sometimes the Windows CE version was added to the logo.

Windows CE 5.0[]


Microsoft Windows CE 5.0

While Windows CE became part of the Windows Embedded family, Windows CE as a brand was superseded by Windows Mobile and then by Windows Phone as Microsoft's brands for the mobile market.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0[]


Windows Embedded CE Logo

In 2006, to reflect that Windows CE became part of the Windows Embedded family, Microsoft rebranded Windows CE to Windows Embedded CE.

Extended support has been ended on April 10, 2018.

Windows Embedded Compact 7[]



In 2011, Microsoft rebranded Windows Embedded CE to Windows Embedded Compact. Extended support for this version was ended on April 13, 2021.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013[]


WEC 2012

In 2013 the logo was changed to resemble the design of the Windows 8 logo. This is the only version to use a year instead of a version number.

As there's no successor to Windows Embedded Compact 2013, it is now being replaced by Windows IoT Core for these kind of devices, now being based on Windows NT kernel rather than Windows CE. Extended support for this version was ended on October 10, 2023.

See also[]

Windows CE

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Microsoft Pocket PC 2000

Windows IoT Core