This article describes one of the components of the Platform Update for Windows Vista.
Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library
The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contains the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX to support hardware acceleration for 2D, 3D and text-based scenarios; DirectCompute for hardware accelerated parallel computing scenarios; and XPS Library for document printing scenarios.
For more information about these technologies, please visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
For more information, 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
How to obtain this update
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Update for Windows Server 2008, x86-based versions
Update for Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions
Update for Windows Vista, x86-based versions
Update for Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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 servicesMicrosoft 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.