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    Re: Vista Help files (SP-1 only)

    Joe, am I right in assuming that SP1 installed using Windows Update does update the help files?

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    Re: Vista Help files (SP-1 only)

    You're right, John. The help files on my computer (in the location you specify) are all dated November 2006.

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    Re: Vista Help files (SP-1 only)

    Paul, My installation of SP1 using Windows Update did not update the help files. Try checking the C:WindowsHelpWindowsen-US folder where, if updated, around 90% of files should have a modified date of 18 January 2008. The help files are a 25MB download.

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    Vista Help files (SP-1 only)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by joeperez on 02-Apr-08 08:29. added quote from KB article)</P>Vista SP-1 standalone install does NOT update the help files. See Windows Vista Service Pack 1 stand-alone packages do not contain the updated Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Help files for more information. See Download details: Update for Windows Vista (KB937286) for 32-bit Vista. See Download details: Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB937286) for 64-bit Vista.

    From the KB article linked above:

    The updated Help files have been excluded from the stand-alone SP1 packages to reduce the size of the packages. However, the updated Windows Vista Help files are contained in the retail and OEM versions of Windows Vista that include SP1. Therefore, if you perform a clean installation of a version of Windows Vista that includes SP1, you do not have to add an updated Help file.

    The following list describes various scenarios in which you must manually install the "Update for Help Files" package to obtain the updated Windows Vista Help files: You install Windows Vista SP1 on a computer that is running the release version of Windows Vista by using Windows Update or by using a Microsoft Update Standalone (MSU) package for Windows Vista.
    You have a Windows Vista Enterprise SKU installed or a Windows Vista Ultimate SKU installed, and then you install a new language by using the language packages.

    In this scenario, you must manually install the updated Help file because the "Update for Help Files" package uses the language that corresponds to the content language. Packages of "Update for Help Files" are language specific. For example, you cannot install the German version of the "Update for Help Files" package on a Windows Vista-based computer unless that computer already has the German language installed.
    You remove a language package from a Windows Vista-based computer after you install the "Update for Help Files" package for that language pack that you removed.

    In this scenario, the "Update for Help Files" packages are automatically removed.


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