Microsoft has released this update to make the Windows Vista activation and validation process easier to understand. This update improves the user experience by providing additional information to help resolve certain identified issues during the Windows Vista activation and validation process. For more information about the latest service pack for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
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This update provides specific product information for the user that can help the Windows Vista activation and validation processes. The improved instructions that are included in this update help make it easier for the user to activate and validate Windows Vista. Links to more detailed online information are provided. These links help the user to resolve issues more quickly and effectively or to obtain help from Microsoft.
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
Windows Vista for 32-bit computers (all languages)
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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For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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