Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Learn more about what you can do with Microsoft Windows Vista, and get the latest support and security updates.

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This Solution Accelerator provides guidance, templates, and job aids for planning and implementing best practice service life-cycle management of Windows Vista desktop infrastructures.
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Release Date:
7/3/2007
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Notable changes in Windows Vista SP1
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Release Date:
3/3/2008
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Overview of Windows Vista SP1
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Release Date:
2/4/2008
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Vista CE
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Release Date:
2/11/2007
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In this episode we look at some of the things your application might need to do in order to be ready for Windows Vista.
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Release Date:
10/20/2006
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In this episode we look at some of the things your application might need to do in order to be ready for Windows Vista.
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Release Date:
10/20/2006
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In this episode we look at some of the things your application might need to do in order to be ready for Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
10/20/2006
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Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2
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Release Date:
8/14/2009
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Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy, while delivering software that brings you the performance, power and convenience you desire in your personal computing.
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Release Date:
3/15/2007
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To increase data security on laptop and desktop PCs, the Microsoft Information Security team is deploying functionality within Windows Vista called BitLocker Drive Encryption.
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Release Date:
10/23/2008
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) provides directory services for directory-enabled application. This download pertains to AD LDS for Windows Vista operating system.
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Release Date:
5/11/2010
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This document describes CAPI2 Diagnostics and how it can be used to troubleshoot some common PKI error scenarios.
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Release Date:
1/31/2007
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Windows Vista Optimized Desktop Program Datasheets
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Release Date:
11/6/2008
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Read a complimentary document to the RTM Windows Vista Product Guide that outlines the improvements made to Windows Vista by Service Pack 1.
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Release Date:
3/21/2008
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This is a performance update. Install this update to improve the performance of Windows Vista in certain scenarios.
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Release Date:
8/7/2007
Service pack
Service pack
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers
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Release Date:
4/14/2008
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This article discusses the differences and similarities between Windows Vista Starter and Windows Vista Home Basic, and differences between Windows XP Starter Edition and Windows Vista Starter.
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Release Date:
2/8/2007
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Setting up a testing environment, known issues and tools available - 2 page PowerPoint Presentation
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Release Date:
2/7/2008
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Committed to protecting customer and partner data, Microsoft chose to enable full volume encryption for its mobile workforce. Cost considerations were factored when choosing Windows Vista BitLocker as the native encryption method for primary and secondary data. The feature is easy to use, integrates into...
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Release Date:
5/5/2009
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Microsoft has put together a Hands on Lab designed to educate developers on known Microsoft Windows Vista application compatibility issues.
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Release Date:
11/7/2006
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Three case studies on Windows Vista in XPS format.
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Release Date:
10/15/2007
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The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.
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Release Date:
10/26/2009
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Details development requirements for applications that run at logon on Windows Vista.
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Release Date:
1/15/2007
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Three case studies of companies using Windows Vista.
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Release Date:
10/15/2007
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Windows Vista® Smart Card Infrastructure provides details about the Microsoft® Windows® smart card infrastructure and how smart card-related components work in Windows.
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Release Date:
8/16/2007
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Fei Lu describes the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology in Windows Vista, and scenarios where organizations can take advantage of the flexibility this technology offers.
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Release Date:
9/15/2008
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This package lets you to run many Windows Vista productivity applications from Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC or Remote Desktop Services with Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service.
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Release Date:
10/18/2009
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This update resolves some compatibility and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.
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Release Date:
10/23/2007
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This article includes information about security enhancements in Windows Vista and how Microsoft used the Security Development Lifecycle to increase the security of the Windows operating system.
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Release Date:
5/15/2007
Service pack
Service pack
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses key feedback from our customers. SP1 addresses specific reliability and performance issues, supports new types of hardware, and adds support for several emerging standards.
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Release Date:
3/17/2008
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This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the reliability of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista in certain scenarios.
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Release Date:
10/1/2007
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 4 is “Windows Vista Myths and Realities”.
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Release Date:
10/24/2008
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Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2
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Release Date:
6/3/2009
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This document outlines the essential Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 planning and delpoyment considerations for software development environments.
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Release Date:
2/13/2007
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An executable containing the Windows Vista Developer Story and an Excel spreadsheet listing the new Vista APIs.
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Release Date:
3/19/2008
Service pack
Service pack
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.
FREE
Release Date:
4/14/2008
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 3 is “Tips and Tricks for optimal Windows Vista Performance”.
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Release Date:
10/27/2008
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 2 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 2)”
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Release Date:
10/27/2008
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 1 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 1)”
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Release Date:
10/20/2008
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A white paper detailing Kernel Patch Protection in Windows Vista
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Release Date:
10/6/2006
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This guide focuses on performance improvements on a single computer, but also takes a look at some of the tools used in enterprise environments to help make performance tuning manageable on a much larger scale.
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Release Date:
7/28/2008
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This page provides the complete set of Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista
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Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Documentation update for the Windows Automated Installation Kit and Unattended Setup Reference.
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Release Date:
7/21/2008
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This paper provides information about the user experience for the Microsoft® Windows® family of operating systems. It provides a walkthrough of new user experience features in this version of Windows.
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Release Date:
9/15/2006
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Making Hardware Easier to Install and Manage
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Release Date:
6/1/2007
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Release Notes containing known issues for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
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Release Date:
1/29/2007
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Release documentation that contains known issues for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
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Release Date:
3/18/2008
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Five Credential Provider Samples for Windows Vista RTM and Windows Server Codename: Longhorn
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Release Date:
12/18/2006
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The Windows Vista Security Guide has been replaced by the Windows Vista Security Compliance Management Toolkit, part of the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series. See the note in the Overview section for the current download location.
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Release Date:
4/22/2009
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Whitepaper detailing the Microsoft Windows Security Center
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Release Date:
10/6/2006
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