Need help to fix error with Windows Defender Install on Windows 2000

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Hello,

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.

Thanks!

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Need help to fix error with Windows Defender Install on Windows 2000

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Hi James,

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.

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