How to Install Windows Platform Update for Windows Vista (KB971644)
Windows Platform Update for Windows Vista (KB971644) is a package of software updates that enables improved features and performance on Windows Vista. It includes updates to the Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library, Windows Automation API, Windows Portable Devices, and Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library. This update is required for some applications, such as Windows Live Essentials 2011.
If you want to install Windows Platform Update for Windows Vista (KB971644), you can follow these steps:
Check your system type. You need to download the correct version of the update for your system. To do this, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. Under System, you can see your system type: 32-bit or 64-bit.
Download the update from Microsoft. You can use the links below to download the update for your system type:
For 32-bit systems: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspxid=3274
For 64-bit systems: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspxid=4390
Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install the update. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Verify that the update is installed. To do this, click Start, type \"view installed updates\" in the search box, and then click View installed updates. In the list of updates, look for \"Windows Platform Update for Windows Vista (KB971644)\". If you see it, the update is installed successfully.
If you have any problems with installing or using the update, you can visit the Microsoft Community forum for more help: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/platform-update-for-windows-vista-kb971644/a6105bf7-f535-4106-94d8-c53c5d13cc3d
The benefits of installing Windows Platform Update for Windows Vista are:
You can use some of the latest Windows technologies, such as Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library, which provide a rich and modern user interface for your applications.
You can improve the graphics, imaging, and printing performance and quality of your applications by using the Windows Graphics, Imaging and XPS Library, which supports DirectX 11 and XPS features.
You can access and manage portable devices, such as cameras and phones, from your applications by using the Windows Portable Devices Platform, which supports Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and Device Stage.
You can automate and test user interface elements of your applications by using the Windows Automation API, which supports UI Automation 3.0 and Microsoft Active Accessibility 2.0.
The Platform Update for Windows Vista is compatible with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2). It does not require any changes to your existing applications or code. However, if you want to take advantage of the new features and APIs that are supported by the update, you need to use the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 or later versions.
The Platform Update for Windows Vista is also available for Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP. However, some technologies are not supported on these operating systems. For more information about the supported technologies and APIs for each operating system, see About Platform Update for Windows Vista. 248dff8e21