Description of the Windows Portable Devices

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes a component of the Platform Update for Windows Vista.

Windows Portable Devices

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform is a driver technology that supports many portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players.

The Platform Update for Windows Vista supports Windows 7 extensions to the Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform.

The following table identifies the features supported for Windows 7, for Windows Vista, and for Windows Vista with the Platform Update for Windows Vista installed.

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FeatureWindows 7Windows VistaWindows Vista with the Platform Update for Windows Vista
MTP over USBYesYesYes
MTP over IPYesYesYes
MTP over BluetoothYesNoYes
WPD and MTP Device ServicesYesNoYes
WPD AutomationYesNoNo
Multi-function/Multi-transportYesNoNo
Device StageYesNoNo
Device Sync PlatformYesNoNo

To enable WPD functionality on the N and KN versions of Windows Vista, you must install Windows Media Format 11 SDK .

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x86-based systems package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems 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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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Windows Portable Devices, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/wpd/default.mspx
For more information about the Platform Update for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971644 Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista

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Article ID: 971514 - Last Review: October 27, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
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