How to Update Embedded Windows XP

By Charles Poole

Windows XP Embedded is an operating system for Windows-compatible mobile devices. Updating the software on your mobile device will give you the latest options and keep your device running smoothly. You don't have to be a computer expert to do so. You can use the Windows Update application on your computer.

Step 1

Connect your Windows XP Embedded device to your computer through a USB cable.

Step 2

Click the "Start" button, then go to the icon labeled "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click on the "Performance and Maintenance" icon, then click the "Windows Update" icon.

Step 4

Wait for the software to launch, then click the "Check for updates" link.

Step 5

Click on the "Windows XP Embedded Update" from the menu, then click "Install Updates" at the bottom of your software screen.