Home > Windows > Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator Eugenia Loli 2004-08-27 Windows 10 Comments The Device Emulator contains the emulator technologies featured in Windows CE 5.0. By using the Device Emulator, you can run emulated-based images created by Windows CE 5.0 without installing Platform Builder, its platform development tool. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 10 Comments 2004-08-27 6:53 pm Is this the same ’emulator_500.exe’ that comes with their recent SDK? If so, it _still_ does not run under Virtual PC, so not much use.. -ak 2004-08-27 6:57 pm Can I just ask why you want to run an emulator in an emulator? To me it doesn’t seem to make sense. VMware won’t let you run VMware inside a host OS, so I’m guessing MS have gone down the same route. pac 2004-08-27 6:59 pm OOps! I got it wrong, VMware won’t let you run VMware inside a guest OS, not host….sorry ’bout that pac 2004-08-27 7:03 pm I have a Mac, and I do multi-platform development on it. There’s no need for a dedicated physical PC, other than this.. So in a way, I am running an emulator within an emulator, simply because there’s no direct OS X based development platform for targetting WinCE. -ak 2004-08-27 9:58 pm Will this thing actually run CE applications the way the Palm Pilot emulator does/did? . 2004-08-28 2:25 am It seems to me that if asko has Virtual PC then he or she has paid for everything a person with Windows who can run the emulator has. It stands to reason that there’s no reason he/she should have to fork out even more cash. 2004-08-28 5:04 pm Sure you can, just run PearPC, I have Mac OS 10 Panther running on my p4 box from within Windows XP http://pearpc.sourceforge.net Anonymous Wrote: Tough, I guess. I can’t do development for Mac-based platforms on my PC either, but I’m not whining on welovemacs.com. 2004-08-28 6:33 pm I think you nailed the point. And besides, I think there’s really no genuine reason why MS prevents the emulator from working. At least, any other Win32 application I need works like a breeze. I do have complained this to Microsoft, and they should be able to fix it if they just want. After all, these both are MS products. -ak 2004-08-29 6:29 pm Nope, it will not. This emulates an x86 Win CE device, so if you want to be able to run apps on it you will need to have an x86 binary. WinCE isn’t an OS for one CPU like most are- it supports x86, ARM, MIPS, SHx, PowerPC and many others. The vast majority of WinCE-based devices being used by consumers these days are powered by an ARM CPU of one kind of another. Those binaries cannot be run on this emulator. You need a binary that is targeted to WinCE/x86, which is easily done in the dev environment. 2004-08-30 1:52 am It seems to me that if asko has Virtual PC then he or she has paid for everything a person with Windows who can run the emulator has. It stands to reason that there’s no reason he/she should have to fork out even more cash. I know of no developers who rely on emulation for anything more than testing. There may be a good reason why the WinCE emulator won’t work within another emulator. If this guy is anything more than a hobbyist he’d just get the hardware he needs to get the job done. Thats the bottom line.