The XPS Essentials Pack has been updated to support Windows XP Service Pack 3

This update fixes a problem with the installer where it failed to recognize a newer version of Windows Imaging Component (WIC) that is included in Windows XP SP3. Also included is an update to the latest version of the XPS Print Path, as well as including a number of improvements to the print path, this update corrects an issue with the components previous included in the essentials pack that prevented component servicing.


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Comments (12)

  1. Posq says:

    Why so long we had to wait for it??? :/

  2. Joel says:

    The download link for the XPS EP links to an MSI that was digitally signed in July 2007. I am going to assume that isn’t the fixed installer.

  3. Posq says:

    OMG, Joel You are right, this file wasn’t updated to fixed version. It still gives errors during installation on WinXP SP3 and it couldn’t be installed…

    XPS Guys, what is going on? 😐

  4. Chris R says:

    Yeah, it’s the old version still, methinks.

    How do we download the most up-to-date version?

  5. Chris R says:

    Can ya’ll upload the newest version?  I just downloaded from, and the English version is still the old version.  Other languages have the newer version, but the English version is still old.  I hope ya’ll can update it to the newest one soon!  I could really use this software right now.

  6. Posq says:

    Not only english language isn’t updated. Polish also isn’t. Perhaps other languages, too. Did someone fix it and when? 🙂

  7. Chris R says:

    I checked the Spanish version.  The digital signature showed it was completed in late October.  However, the digital signature for the English version is from June, or something like that.

  8. Alejandro says:

    The spanish version is working with the Service Pack ´3, i’ve just install it.

  9. paulr says:

    Get off the cell phone and fix the problem!!!

  10. achellies says:

    i fail to install the XPSDrv on the Windows XP (64bits with ServerPack2), but i could install it successfully on the Windows XP(63bits ServerPack1), then i try the sample xpsdrvsmpl driver included in the WDK6000, it was also failed to install on the Windows XP(64bit with ServerPack2)and could successfully install on the WIndows XP(64bits with ServerPack1)

    would you mind to push me in the correct direction?

    thanks in advance

  11. wdbradley3 says:

    We are having issues determing the old and new versions of this product.  Opening the MSI with Orca, the ProductVersion is listed as 1.0.6000 in both the 2008 and 2007 dated (and different size) MSI’s.  How to identify?  


  12. Ben says:

    Well, the install completed (using Windows XP sp3)after registering to override previous versions of xps, but the doc writer fails to generate .xps files.  I tried to print a word document and an internet explorer 7 screen, but neither saved (to the desktop or to my documents).  The file just seems to disappear.  When I search for it with windows search 4.0 it shows up, but in properties I get a message saying The name C:Documents and SettingsOwnerMy DocumentsTest.xps specified in the Target box is not valid.  Make sure the path and file name are correct.  What can be done to fix this?

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