1. First determine the best way to analyze the system. (Note: This is possibly the hardest step in the entire design system depending on what you are trying to design the image for.)
a. If the system has a CD-ROM drive or is capable of running Windows XP/2000 then the program tap.exe will be used to create the *.pmq file.
i. CD-ROM drive present: insert Disc 1 of the Windows XP Embedded Evaluation Software and boot from disc to XPE which is command prompt based, bare-minimum image. Run tap /O *.pmq from the command prompt and then restart the computer into normal operation. Analysis of the target system using this option will provide a better analysis of the minimum amount of components necessary than (ii.) due to the fact that it is being run from a bare-minimum image.
ii. Windows XP/2000 capable: insert Disc 1 of the Windows XP Embedded Evaluation Software and copy the tap.exe utility to a local directory. Start Command Prompt and go to the directory you just saved tap.exe to. Run tap /O *.pmq and then exit the command prompt.
b. If the system has no peripherals, the ta.exe must be used through DOS.
i. Start the target system into MS-DOS mode and copy ta.exe onto the local drive from Disc 1 of the Windows XP Embedded Evaluation Software by whatever means possible (floppy, USB drive, etc…) and run ta /O *.pmq on the local drive. Then copy the file back to the means in which you put it on to the target system. Transfer the *.pmq file to the development system.

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