Compatibility update for the web and media upgrade experience

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Summary

A compatibility update for the web and media upgrade experience is available. This update improves the web and media upgrade experience when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8. Additionally, this update offers the latest compatibility status of the applications, devices, and drivers that are already installed on your computer.

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How to obtain this update

By default, you are offered this compatibility update when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8. No interaction is required on your part to apply this update.

Upgrade actions

This compatibility update may trigger several actions when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8. The following are the most common actions that may be triggered:
  • Upgrade block

    This action puts an upgrade block on an application that may cause the upgrade to Windows 8 to fail. Windows 8 may put an upgrade block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified.

  • Hard block

    This action puts a hard block on an incompatible application when you upgrade to Windows 8. When a hard block is put on an incompatible application, you cannot run the application after you upgrade. Windows 8 may put a hard block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified.

  • Soft block

    This action puts a soft block on an application when you upgrade to Windows 8. A soft block notifies you when a primary function of an application may not work or may cause application instability.

  • Driver block

    This action may block an existing driver on your computer when you upgrade to Windows 8. If this occurs, a Windows 8 driver is installed.

  • Block upgrade can reinstall

    This action may block the upgrade to Windows 8. To continue the upgrade, you must uninstall the application or driver. After Windows 8 is installed, the application or driver may function correctly when the application or driver is reinstalled.

  • Reinstall after upgrade

    This action lets the upgrade to the release version of Windows 8 complete successfully. However, you may have to reinstall the application or driver after the upgrade.

  • Update

    This action improves an existing application's functionality from Windows Consumer Preview to the release version of Windows 8.

Changes in behavior when you upgrade

Applications or devices may experience a change in behavior after this compatibility update is installed.

The following table lists the applications and devices that may be dynamically migrated when you update. This table also describes the behavior of these applications and devices after this compatibility update is installed.

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Application nameBehavior after you install the updateAffects media setup?Affects web setup?
Toshiba Face RecognitionUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade and can reinstall after the upgrade.NoYes
Toshiba Disc CreatorUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade and can reinstall after the upgrade.NoYes
HP Security Manager (678371)User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade and can reinstall after the upgrade.NoYes
Vodafone K4505-Z (ZTE)Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Rapid Start ManagerApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Lexmark x2470Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Claro (Brazil) E173 (Huawei)Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service ClientApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Vodafone Mobile Broadband LiteApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
AU KDDI HID01 (HITACHI)Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
AT&T Momentum 4G (SierraApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
cFosSpeedApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Calendar Creator (Calendrier Créateur) FrenchApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
VMWare Workstation Tech Preview GermanApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Abbyy PDF Transformer Pro Spain_SpanishApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
VMWare Workstation 9Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
Vodafone Mobile Broadband LiteApplication or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.NoYes
ThinkPad MultiTouch driverUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
TOSHIBA HWUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Comodo Internet SecurityUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Easy Display ManagerUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Easy Software ManagerUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Secure RedirectorUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Comodo AntivirusUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Secure RedirectorUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Ai ChargerUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Device Protector JapaneseUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
JUST Suite 2010 (ジャストスイート2010) JapaenseUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
HopSurf ToolbarUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
ST Micro AccelerometerUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
N-trigUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Auslogics BoostSpeedUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Dell StageUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
HotSpot ShieldUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Samsung Control CenterUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
ECO ModeUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Fujitsu ALL PCUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Total Defense AntivirusUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
AL Suite Block IIUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Lenovo Auto ScrollUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Zone Alarm Internet Security 2012User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Comodo Personal FirewallUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
McAfee Family Protection 2012User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
NatureIME 9 (自然輸入9) x86 Trad_ChineseUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Comodo Internet Security Complete 2012User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Samsung Recovery SolutionUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Version DellData protection 2.2 User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
ECO ModeUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Rising internet security 2011User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Macrium ReflectUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Daemon Tools Pro AdvancedUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
DisplayLink USB Graphics SoftwareUser has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade. Provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
Alps touchpadImproves user experience by offering an update to the application and provides more information URL about product compatibility.YesYes
NVidia OEM Dell GPU driver for Quadro160MImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Visual Studio 2005Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
hp elitebook 2740pImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Lenovo Ideapad U300s webcam driverImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Visual Studio 2005 Performance ToolsImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Pogoplug BackupImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
SlimCleanerImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
VirusBuster ProfessionalImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
JUST Suite 2010 (ジャストスイート2010) - ATOK 2010 for Windows Japanese Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Trend Micro Titanium 2012_JapaneseImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
iTunes (x86)Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
LG Smart CareImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
TC30463700A-BluerayPlayerImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
LenovoImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Lenovo PC CarerImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
LG Speed ManagerImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
GOM Player JapaneseImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Filemaker Server 12 AdvancedImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Jotta NorwegianImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
PCDoctor_Windows_Bundle_FujitsuImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
NovaBackup ProfessionalImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Folder LockImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Alcohol 120% TrialImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Infineon TPM Professional PackageImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
O&O SafeErase Professional Edition x64 GermanImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter EditionImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
PerfectDisk Server 12.5Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Tweakcube (魔方) Sim_ChineseImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Pro Tools 9Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
PogoplugImproves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes
Norton Internet Scecurity 2012Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.NoYes

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Article ID: 2739459 - Last Review: October 9, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
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