Microsoft GDI+Detection Tool (Automatic Updates)?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JRCATES, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. JRCATES
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    JRCATES Registered Member

    Just rebooted my PC, and got the Microsoft yellow system tray icon shield shaped icon saying "New Updates are Available", asking me to click the balloon to install them.

    Well, it's ONE update: GDI+ Detection Tool.....and I have to click Yes or No to accept the agreement.

    Can someone please tell me what this tool is used for, and what it is?

    (fyi - I installed Microsoft Office Pro 2003 a few hours earlier before I shut down the PC...would this be related to that, by any chance?)
  2. Close_Hauled
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    Close_Hauled Registered Member

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=873374

    I suspect that your recent install triggered the update as you surmised.
  3. JRCATES
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    JRCATES Registered Member

    Yep, that was the case, Close_Hauled. It kind of caught me off guard, because I had never seen (or heard referrence to) this tool before.....but I needed to download a few security patches for Office.

    Thanks for your reply, though......
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