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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Origami Experience Pack is a combination of three programs that make your Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) running Windows Vista even easier to use. Upgrade your UMPC to Windows Vista, and then install Origami Experience Pack.
FREE
Release Date:
1/30/2007
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Document
Jeremy Chapman, Senior Product Manager with the Windows Product Management Group, discusses the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), and offers guidance and strategies for remediating application conflicts.
FREE
Release Date:
7/28/2008
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Document
Baldwin Ng, Senior Product manager with Microsoft's Solution Accelerators team, discusses the new version the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator, released in early July, 2008.
FREE
Release Date:
7/28/2008
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Document
Free uniquely New Zealand desktop backgrounds & wallpaper.
FREE
Release Date:
1/28/2007
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Document
How to Effectively Manage Your Organization's Mobile PCs
FREE
Release Date:
5/2/2007
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Document
The Windows Vista Security Guide has been replaced by the Windows Vista Security Compliance Management Toolkit, part of the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series.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.
FREE
Release Date:
4/22/2009
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Document
This joint Microsoft and Juniper Networks white paper looks at the changing expectations of IPv6 with the growth of IPv6-enabled applications like Microsoft Windows Meeting Space in Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
4/30/2007
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Document
This white paper compares the following features and capabilities of Windows XP with SP3 and Windows Vista with SP1: security, management, deployment, mobility, and productivity.
FREE
Release Date:
5/21/2008
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Document
Startup Repair Tool
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the WinFX Runtime Components for the general public. In addition to installing the WinFX Runtime Components, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.
FREE
Release Date:
12/19/2005
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Document
Jason Leznek, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Client division, discusses User Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection in Windows, highlighting the differences between Windows Vista and Windows XP.
FREE
Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Document
Whitepaper detailing the Microsoft Windows Security Center
FREE
Release Date:
10/6/2006
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Document
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.
FREE
Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Document
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.
FREE
Release Date:
9/16/2008
Tool
Tool
Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool assists Network administrators with troubleshooting network related failures, focusing primarily on IPsec. It is applicable on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
FREE
Release Date:
1/30/2008
Application
Application
Provides developers with support for building workflow-enabled applications using Windows Workflow Foundation.
FREE
Release Date:
11/6/2006
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Document
Event Viewer
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
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Document
Network Diagnostics
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the WinFX Runtime Components for the general public. In addition to installing the WinFX Runtime Components, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.
FREE
Release Date:
2/23/2006
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Document
Describes how to read and diagnose Windows deployment error logs.
FREE
Release Date:
9/21/2007
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Document
Sync Center And Offline Files
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
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Document
Ran Oelgiesser, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Client division, discusses Microsoft’s newest desktop virtualization technology.
FREE
Release Date:
10/1/2008
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Document
User Access Control
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to IME in Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
8/25/2008
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the .NET Framework v3.0 for the general public.
FREE
Release Date:
7/17/2006
Update
Update
Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
1/29/2007
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
12/5/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve issues with Secure Digital (SD) on computers running Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
5/7/2007
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
8/11/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
2/5/2008
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