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Introduction

This article describes an update for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. This update provides a set of performance and functionality improvements to graphics, XPS, and Media Foundation components.

For more information about the performance and functionality improvements that this update provides, see the following:
  • Functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform.
  • Performance improvements when you print from XPS-based applications to GDI-based print drivers.
  • Functionality and performance improvements for some streaming issues that are related to Media Foundation.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2 Download the update package now.
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 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Known issue

After you install this update, Windows Live Mail may not start successfully.

For more information about how to resolve this issue, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
2505524 Windows Live Mail stops responding or fails to start after you install KB2454826

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following updates:
2028560 An update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 which provides new functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform
2028551 An update is available that contains improvements to XPS in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
2120976 Streaming issues that are related to Microsoft Media Foundation in Windows 7

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.20xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MANIFEST files and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
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For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Article ID: 2454826 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 9.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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