N/APosted on - 06/29/2012
We were unable to install Windows Defender on older Windows 2000 machines and got the error given below.
Windows Defender Installer Information:
This software requires GDI+. Please load the Windows 2000 Security Software PreRequisite Pack.
If anyone can help shed light on this matter and get it fixed, it will be much appreciated.
Need help to fix error with Windows Defender Install on Windows 2000
Windows defender's great feature is that it is a free software that helps you fight malware, spyware plus additional features of monitoring your startup programs for changes also manages your computer programs.
The “This software requires GDI+ Please load the Windows 2000 Security Software Prerequisite Pack” Error is exactly as what it says. You simply have to install the GDI+ libraries into your system manually first before you try to install the Windows defender.
To download GDI+ executable go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18909 and download then install it. Now try to install windows defender again and it should work properly.
Hope this helps.