Click here to Skip to main content
13,860,769 members
Click here to Skip to main content
Add your own
alternative version

Tagged as


6 bookmarked
Posted 9 Nov 2014
Licenced CPOL

A sneak peak on Windows Embedded with Galileo

, 9 Nov 2014
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
simple example of Windows Embedded with Intel Galileo(Stage #2 Windows Embedded)


This is an article where I will  focus on using Intel Galileo board  with Windows Embedded setup. The whole concept lies on setting up Intel Galileo with Windows embedded from the external SD card and then making necessary  arrangements  for the setup. It will be step by step analysis on how to get going with Windows Embedded OS and Intel  Galileo Board


This is an article which will form basis for the work to follow. This will focus on a simple example using Visual Studio 2013 and running the sketch on Intel Galileo Board. Assumptions are little bit familiarity with C++ Visual Studio Processing language.


Dev Environment for Windows Embedded

Lets get Started

Setting up Intel Galileo board


Windows Embedded is supported for  Intel Galileo Gen1 Board only as of now .The image os Windows Embedded is compliant with Gen 1 board only.

Lets Setup Intel Galileo Board with PC

Things you require First hand

Intel Galileo Board

2 USB cables

PC or Laptop to connect the board.

You need to  download  Intel Galileo Board software from the following link.

 You need unzip the Software give a name to the folder where you will keep it.


 You need power on the Gen1 board  the attach the two USB Cables with your PC to get the Intel Galileo recognized you need to go to Device Manager then under  other devices you will find something called Gadget Serial  v2.4 Right click on it and click on update Software












Browse for the  software driver












You  will be found under


It will ask for an Installation for the device software you need to click on yes

You will get a message that Software is successfully installed

You will be able to find it in ports(COM & LPT)












Setting up Windows Embedded

To get Started you need to register yourself at the following link

Do a Signup over there so that you have access to utility software that are needed for Windows Embedded

As you register the next step would be to get the softwares

As my friend was one of the lucky ones who got the pre imaged Windows embedded images as well as Intel Galileo board so my job was to only download the Windows Developer program for IOT MSI installer

I copied the MSI to my computer












Double click and install it












With it you will see that very good utility program gets installed on your Computer Galileo Watcher. It keeps track of Galileo connected to your network.

You need to setup Telnet Client on your Computer

For that you need to go to Control Panel









Go to program and features and then turn windows features  on and off











Now we need to install Telnet Client tick Telnet Client as it installs restart your computer.











Now as you restart  the computer you will see the Galileo Watcher running











As you haven't configured Intel Galileo board with the PC you will see nothing

Things you need to do

get one LAN cable

attach it to Galileo port and directly to PC or laptop

Put the  imaged  SD card(which came with Windows embedded installed) to the Galileo  Card Slot

power on Galileo

Now run the Galileo Watcher app in administrator mode











The Galileo Watcher will now show the Intel Galileo board


It will show MAC Address IP address

Right Click on Galileo Watcher and then open it up in Web browser











If everything is in order you will get to see the web page for the Intel Galileo










Start Visual Studio

You will see as you have installed MSI package for Galileo the IOT template

under Visual C++ apps











We name the app as Galileo Wiring App1 now click OK

As you click Ok a pop up screen will come up you need to press yes to target Galileo v1











A look at project files












Click on build as Remote Windows Debugger

Now as the build process continues it will ask for Admin privileges of the Intel Galileo the pre-configured

Username is :-administrator  password :-admin

and then it will push the code to Galileo and if everything goes well  you will see LED blinking in the Intel Galileo board

The code for Main.cpp file


#include "stdafx.h"
#include "arduino.h"

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
    return RunArduinoSketch();

int led = 13;  // This is the pin the LED is attached to.

void setup()
    // TODO: Add your code here
    pinMode(led, OUTPUT);       // Configure the pin for OUTPUT so you can turn on the LED.

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop()
    // TODO: Add your code here

    digitalWrite(led, LOW);    // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
    Log(L"LED OFF\n");
    delay(1000);               // wait for a second
    digitalWrite(led, HIGH);   // turn the LED on by making the voltage HIGH
    Log(L"LED ON\n");
    delay(1000);               // wait for a second

You have successfully run the first program on Intel Galileo using Windows Embedded OS




1st version of the article


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Abhishek Nandy
Software Developer
India India
I am into software Development for less than a year and i have participated in 2 contests here at Codeproject:-Intel App Innovation Contest 2012 and Windows Azure Developer Challenge and been finalist at App Innovation contest App Submission award winner as well won two spot prizes for Azure Developer Challenge.I am also a finalist at Intel Perceptual Challenge Stage 2 with 6 entries nominated.I also won 2nd prize for Ultrabook article contest from CodeProject

Microsoft MVA Fast Track Challenge Global Winner.
Ocutag App Challenge 2013 Finalist.

My work at Intel AppUp Store:-


You may also be interested in...

Comments and Discussions

QuestionFew Suggestions Pin
Grasshopper.iics9-Nov-14 23:56
groupGrasshopper.iics9-Nov-14 23:56 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

Permalink | Advertise | Privacy | Cookies | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web04 | 2.8.190214.1 | Last Updated 10 Nov 2014
Article Copyright 2014 by Abhishek Nandy
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2019
Layout: fixed | fluid