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Topic # 111759 14-Nov-2012 09:54 Send private message

Saw this today: "A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP 1" but the bit that caught my attention was this: 


This article describes a platform update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update improves the features and performance of the following components:
  • Direct2D
  • DirectWrite
  • Direct3D
  • Windows Imaging Component (WIC)
  • Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)
  • Windows Animation Manager (WAM)
  • XPS Document API
  • H.264 Video Decoder
  • JPEG XR codec


I guess the H.264 Video Decoder update could be applicable to us here in New Zealand running HTPCs with the built-in codecs. The problem is the download link goes nowhere at the moment.





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  Reply # 716889 14-Nov-2012 10:31 Send private message




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  Reply # 716892 14-Nov-2012 10:33 Send private message

Thanks, but that is not the update you're looking for.




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Reply # 717116 14-Nov-2012 15:27 Send private message

Did you move your hand in front of the screen when you typed that?







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  Reply # 718075 16-Nov-2012 08:51 Send private message

The KB update is now available for download here.




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  Reply # 718160 16-Nov-2012 10:54 Send private message

Have you tried it yet? Not too keen to be the first when it comes to a media centre.







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  Reply # 718162 16-Nov-2012 10:55 Send private message

Actually just tried installing on my laptop and it says it's already installed - it seems it was installed with the monthly update...




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