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Article ID: 971512 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 2.0

Support for Windows Vista without any service packs installed ended on April 13, 2010. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/end-support-windows-xp-sp2-windows-vista-without-service-packs)

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes one of the components of the Platform Update for Windows Vista.

Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contains the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX to support hardware acceleration for 2D, 3D and text-based scenarios; DirectCompute for hardware accelerated parallel computing scenarios; and XPS Library for document printing scenarios.

For more information about these technologies, please visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/directx/default.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/directx/default.aspx)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd370990(VS.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd370990(VS.85).aspx)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371554(VS.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371554(VS.85).aspx)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms737408(VS.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms737408(VS.85).aspx)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms742418.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms742418.aspx)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971644  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971644/ ) Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista

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How to obtain this update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Update for Windows Server 2008, x86-based versions


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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 for x86-based systems package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6a563b93-3c3c-4f53-a9eb-da25138e0eac)

Update for Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions


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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=81b90c48-2b19-4849-b128-810af32f6538)

Update for Windows Vista, x86-based versions


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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x86-based systems package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e1199d12-5b23-4769-b1e0-210ee147ce15)

Update for Windows Vista, x64-based versions


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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e2da6ef8-92b6-4370-9e22-2c05a8c37ab0)

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
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