Description of the Windows Portable Devices
This article describes a component of the Platform Update for Windows Vista.
Windows Portable DevicesWindows 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.
|Feature||Windows 7||Windows Vista||Windows Vista with the Platform Update for Windows Vista|
|MTP over USB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MTP over IP||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MTP over Bluetooth||Yes||No||Yes|
|WPD and MTP Device Services||Yes||No||Yes|
|Device Sync Platform||Yes||No||No|
To enable WPD functionality on the N and KN versions of Windows Vista, you must install Windows Media Format 11 SDK .
Download informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Update for Windows Vista for x86-based systems package now.
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:
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For more information about Windows Portable Devices, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
971644 Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista
Article ID: 971514 - Last Review: 10/27/2009 17:05:36 - Revision: 1.0
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
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