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Updating Expression Media

Microsoft occasionally issues free updates to Expression Media. For example, at this writing, the current version is Microsoft Express Media 2 Service Pack 1 (or version 2.01). Service Pack 1 (SP1) added a variety of bug fixes and minor feature enhancements.

To determine your version of Expression Media, choose Help > About Microsoft Expression Media (Windows) or Expression Media 2 > About Expression Media 2 (Mac). The version number is shown at the top of the window (see Figure 11). You should check for additional updates periodically.

Figure 11

Figure 11 Display this window to determine your installed version of Expression Media 2.

Checking for Updates on Windows

Do either of the following:

  • To use Windows Update to check for updates, choose Help > Check for Updates.
  • Go to the Advanced Search page of Microsoft's Download Center and search for Expression Media updates (see Figure 12). Click Go to conduct the search.
Figure 12

Figure 12 To view the list of updates for Expression Media (Windows), choose Microsoft Expression in the Product/Technology pop-up list.

Checking for Updates on Macintosh

Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Help > Check for Updates.

    The Microsoft AutoUpdate window appears and checks for updates. Note that Microsoft AutoUpdate checks for updates to all installed Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Office.

  2. When you're finished, choose Microsoft AutoUpdate > Quit Microsoft AutoUpdate (Command-Q).
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