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Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack

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  • Version: 1.2
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

The Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack, Version 1.2 (XPS Essentials Pack) contains components that enable you to view, generate and index XPS Documents.

  • With the XPS Essentials Pack you can quickly begin reading and generating XPS Documents. It contains XPS Viewer EP to read XPS Documents and the Microsoft XPS Document Writer to output files to the XPS Document format

    Additionally, the XPS Essentials Pack download includes providers to enable the iPreview and iFilter capabilities found in many Windows applications. Windows shell handlers are also included to enable thumbnail views and file properties for XPS Documents.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
XPSEP Vista 32 bit.msufcaa9a27bee328b164d8b382a94f62f217bb32601.93 MB
XPSEP Vista 64 bit.msu1e4a08934bc72660722948bead7886c12940119f2.81 MB
XPSEP XP and Server 2003 32 bit.msi5d332ebd1025e294adafe72030fe33db707b2c827.20 MB
XPSEP XP and Server 2003 64 bit.msif41d79339a29b24cac3b2c3a17a4208c561ad40c9.41 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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