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How do you get updates for the Windows Vista photo gallery?

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Windows Vista Photo Gallery automatically detects updates and prompts for installation when they are available. To download these updates, agree to the update installation when prompted. After the update is complete, restart Photo Gallery to allow the changes to take effect.

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Windows Vista Photo Gallery supports common image formats such as JPEG, GIF and PNG. When Windows Movie Maker is also installed on the machine, Photo Gallery can play video formats such as AVI and WMV. When updates are needed to correctly display file formats, Photo Gallery automatically locates these updates and prompts for their installation.

Microsoft does not release new feature updates for components of Windows Vista, including Photo Gallery. Windows Vista has been past the end of mainstream support since 2012. Photo Gallery prompts for updates when older updates have not been installed, or when a new file format is detected. When all of these updates are installed, there are no further prompts for updates.

To receive new feature updates, update to a supported version of Windows. Microsoft maintains an updated list of supported Windows versions on its official support site. Because support status is based on the operating system's release date, always check this list to determine which Windows versions are supported.

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