The Unicode hyphen character (U+2010) is not drawn when you use an application that uses GDI+ API functions in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2003, and in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You develop an application that uses Microsoft Windows GDI+ API functions. You use the application in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2003, or in Windows XP. In this scenario, when you use the application to display or to print Japanese full-width (zenkaku) characters, the Unicode hyphen character (U+2010) is not drawn.

For example, you use a hyphen (-) to separate some digits as follows:
1‐2‐3A
However, when the characters are displayed or printed by the application that uses GDI+ API functions, you see the following string:
123A
Note This problem does not occur when the application uses Graphics Device Interface (GDI) API functions.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because GDI+ does not draw the Unicode code character for the Japanese full-width hyphen (U+2010). Instead, GDI+ draws the character as a soft hyphen (U+00AD). However, the U+2010 code should be drawn as the hyphen-minus character (U+002D).

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows RTM LDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Server 2008 SP1 and Windows Vista SP1SP1 LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files and their associated security catalog (.cat) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. Attributes not listed for security catalog files.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.6000.209111,744,89606-Sep-200803:31x86
Gdiplus.dll5.2.6001.222591,748,99206-Sep-200803:16x86
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6000.209111,823,23206-Sep-200803:31x86
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.222591,823,23206-Sep-200803:16x86
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.6000.209112,189,31206-Sep-200803:36x64
Gdiplus.dll5.2.6001.222592,191,36006-Sep-200804:34x64
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6000.209112,332,16006-Sep-200803:36x64
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.222592,332,16006-Sep-200804:34x64
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.6001.222594,907,52006-Sep-200803:38IA-64
Gdiplus.dll6.0.6001.222595,261,82406-Sep-200803:38IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2003

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed. For more information about Windows Server 2003 service packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31951,732,60820-Aug-200816:22x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200816:22Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200816:22Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43581,732,60820-Aug-200816:31x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200816:32Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200816:32Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31955,287,93620-Aug-200814:27IA-64SP1
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39820-Aug-200814:27Not applicableSP1
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60720-Aug-200814:27Not applicableNone
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31951,732,60820-Aug-200814:27x86None
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:27Not applicableNone
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:27Not applicableNone
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43585,288,44820-Aug-200814:54IA-64SP2
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39820-Aug-200814:54Not applicableSP2
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60720-Aug-200814:54Not applicableNone
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43581,732,60820-Aug-200814:54x86None
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:54Not applicableNone
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:54Not applicableNone
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31952,883,58420-Aug-200814:35x64
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39920-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60920-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31951,732,60820-Aug-200814:35x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43582,883,58420-Aug-200814:54x64
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39920-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60920-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43581,732,60820-Aug-200814:54x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Windows XP x64-based versions with Service Pack 1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31952,883,58420-Aug-200814:35x64
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39920-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60920-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.31951,732,60820-Aug-200814:35x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:35Not applicable
Windows XP x64-based versions with Service Pack 2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43582,883,58420-Aug-200814:54x64
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39920-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60920-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.dll5.2.3790.43581,732,60820-Aug-200814:54x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:54Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:54Not applicable

Hotfix information for Windows XP

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 or a later service pack installed to apply this hotfix. For more information about Windows XP service packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.1.3102.34301,724,41620-Aug-200814:06x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:13Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:13Not applicable
Windows XP with Service Pack 3, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdiplus.dll5.1.3102.56601,724,41620-Aug-200813:57x86
Gdiplus.manNot applicable39720-Aug-200814:06Not applicable
Gdiplus.manNot applicable60520-Aug-200814:07Not applicable

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about GDI+, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms533798(VS.85).aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameGdiplus.dll
File version5.2.6000.20911
File size1,744,896
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)03:31
File nameGdiplus.dll
File version5.2.6001.22259
File size1,748,992
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)03:16
File nameGdiplus.dll
File version6.0.6000.20911
File size1,823,232
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)03:31
File nameGdiplus.dll
File version6.0.6001.22259
File size1,823,232
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)03:16
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameAmd64_130f7bcd2221363fa6ecdb486351f4d1_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_a97e20e863c01b79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size631
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_398578760ba692caea1356d6b1b2b595_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6000.20911_none_d05cab120014ba99.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size922
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_6c64fb5ab7cd9301aba33c3488fcaf26_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6000.20911_none_1c60f8058bbc3004.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size631
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_a934a33ad2aed34bc8cf21b9cc636e09_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_44a3eaa478dacd19.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size922
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_b89e26edb51b6f38cef30a32184f1e44_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6000.20911_none_2c89890da322d415.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size631
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_ccbe191b98d1aff578af7b8eccefa509_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6000.20911_none_a2daa0ec4f085c0c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size922
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_f4bb152ba103f7133ecf8197d50a532c_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_1c8704e7cf603acb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size631
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_f714d706ad557dd2fd584a76c7ad76a5_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_fe5b1659889d4f51.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size922
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameAmd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6000.20911_none_401f3e35ce9f7836.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,178
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)04:27
File nameAmd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_3ffe8509ceedb6a0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,178
Date (UTC)07-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)20:54
File nameAmd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6000.20911_none_2f70ad1a67a551dd.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,178
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)04:33
File nameAmd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_2f4ff3ee67f39047.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,178
Date (UTC)07-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)20:59
File namePackage_for_kb956807_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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File size1,433
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
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File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,432
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_28acffad14c07cf91e080b22eeaea6f0_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_3285181c6113ec86.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameIa64_5688e3c9a09e7aeb9ecd2f0fc3dc85c3_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_f38817571d0550c6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size920
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameIa64_884274e5c34dae7257071c6e7b621277_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_1d93d2f01112db64.manifest
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File size629
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameIa64_8f36ff9a05d25e502127785ecd45e2db_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_0e6827347a424e38.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size920
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File nameIa64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22259_none_87ab99a2e36a178a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,169
Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)15:20
File nameIa64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.6001.22259_none_76fd08877c6ff131.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)06-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)15:25
File namePackage_for_kb956807_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,435
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41
File namePackage_for_kb956807_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)08-Sep-2008
Time (UTC)17:41

Properties

Article ID: 956807 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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