Back in 2005, I wrote up a series of blog posts on how to get Windows Mobile 5 running inside an emulator on your USB key (more here on WM5, and the original Portable CE). Interestingly enough, I’ve actually had a post sitting in my draft folder for several weeks on putting together Portable CE 3.0, which I was going to use the latest and greatest version of the MS Device Emulator, Windows Mobile 6.1, etc.
Here’s a list of things you’ll need to download to get it up and running:
- The Windows Mobile 6 SDK Refresh. The only thing you need from it is the emulator images, or you can download localized versions here. I ended up using 0409\Windows Mobile 6 Professional Images(USA).msi
- The Microsoft Device Emulator Standalone Release (Version 3)
- The Virtual Machine Network Driver. It now looks like the driver is just part of Virtual PC 2007, instead of a separate download.
Update: I’ve posted a new Portable CE 3.0 launch script.