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The Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) collects information about how you use Windows Vista. CEIP also collects information about problems that you encounter in Windows Vista. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. Additionally, Microsoft helps resolve the problems. Participation in the program is voluntary and results in software improvements to better meet your needs. No collected information is used to identify you or to contact you. This update improves the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Vista CEIP settings. These configurations settings also enable Windows Vista to use the Problem Reports and Solutions item in Control Panel to provide additional solutions for problems that you encounter.
Who should apply this update
You should only apply this update if you have already joined the Windows Vista CEIP. This update will not affect your computer if you are not part of the Windows Vista CEIP.
To verify membership in the Windows CEIP, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Control Panel Home in the navigation pane, and then click System and Maintenance.
Click Problem Reports and Solutions, and then click Customer Experience Improvement Settings in the navigation pane.
Verify that the Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program option is selected.
How to obtain and how to apply this update
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
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
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
How to determine whether the update is applied
The English version of this update 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 Vista, 32-bit versions
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
How to uninstall the update
To remove this update, click View Installed Updates in the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
No prerequisites are required. However, only customers who are enrolled in the CEIP will be affected by this update.
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
For more information, 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
For more information about the Windows Vista CEIP, visit the following Microsoft Web site: