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Summary

A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.

This compatibility update is dated October 2013.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

This compatibility update is offered when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications in Windows 8.1 or in Windows Server 2012 R2, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The game, the application, or the driver is installed incorrectly.
  • The game, the application, or the driver causes system instability.
  • The primary functions of the game, of the application, or of the firmware do not work correctly.

Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update

The following table lists the applications and devices that were included in this cumulative update package. This table also describes the behavior of these applications and devices after you install the update.

Compatibility updates trigger several changes in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2. The following are the three most common:
Hard block
The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 from running on the system. Note Microsoft enables Windows to put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer is notified.
Soft block
The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block notifies you when one of the primary functionality of the application is broken on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 or causes instability to application experience.
Driver Block
This action may block an existing driver on your computer. When the driver is migrated during the upgrade, an Inbox driver will be installed.

Applications and devices that are included in this update

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AppVersionBehavior after you install the update
NatureIME9Improves user experience by blocking the application from being installed.
Symantec Endpoint Protectionbelow 12.1.1900Improves user experience by blocking the application from being installed.
SuperNovaup to 12.51Improves user experience by blocking upgrade to Windows 8.1, blocking the application from being installed on Windows 8.1, and provides a URL for more information about the product.
Searchqu ToolbarNot availableImproves user experience by not migrating the application to Windows 8.1, blocking the application from being installed on Windows 8.1, and provides a URL for more information about the product.
Nero Burning Rom10Improves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
Diego's Ultimate Rescue LeagueNot availableImproves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
Quest for Glory IINot availableImproves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
Nero Multimedia Suite10Improves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
Reader Rabbit Oreschool Sparkle Star RescueNot availableImproves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
Blend for Visual StudioNot availableImproves user experience by fixing high resolution issue.
iMeshup to 12Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Magix Video Delux 2013up to 2013Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Google Picasa3Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Business Card Factory Deluxe4Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
ACDsee 16up to 16Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Virtual DJ Free7.4Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Adobe Photoshop Elementsup to 11Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Real Player SP Gold 16up to 16Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
PowerDVD Ultraup to 13Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Corel DVD Movie Factory Proup to 7Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
JUST Suiteup to 2013Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
AutoPlay Media Studioup to 8.1Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Corel VideoStudio ProX6Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Art Explosion 200.000Not availableApplication handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
SQL Server 20052005Improves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.
O&O Disk Imageup to 7.1.93Improves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.
Dell Backup and RecoveryNot availableImproves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.
Visual Studio 20102010 SP1Improves user experiece by fixing issues.
Third-party information disclaimer

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The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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File information

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The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78421-Aug-201313:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,765,89002-Oct-201314:13Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,726,59202-Oct-201314:13Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.164192,413,56802-Oct-201318:42x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.163848,70421-Aug-201311:47x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.16419442,88002-Oct-201318:48x86
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable114,18602-Oct-201314:13Not applicable
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable408,07202-Oct-201314:08Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,757,15202-Oct-201314:08Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.16419289,79202-Oct-201319:18x64
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.1638410,24021-Aug-201318:54x64
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.1641941,47202-Oct-201319:28x64
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable115,29402-Oct-201314:08Not applicable
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78421-Aug-201313:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,765,89002-Oct-201314:13Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.164192,413,56802-Oct-201318:42x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.163848,70421-Aug-201311:47x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.16419442,88002-Oct-201318:48x86
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For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

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Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
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File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:13
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Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:13
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Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
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Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:13
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:13
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Date (UTC)02-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)22:07
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Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:13
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Date (UTC)02-Oct-2013
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)02-Oct-2013
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
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File nameAmd64_461a8131c9bee6de9fe57d4925027720_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16419_none_ec94beab85bf45de.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_4831e815e3fa17324121e0ebd9de24f0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16419_none_f1f4b1e03d3e0c25.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_59686fed42f2e8f8b5c5370c76be37e5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16419_none_2b982a61665ff45a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)03-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)08:12
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File nameAmd64_5b2b581c4be6e431fe17d3c6b458d04b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16419_none_911a864ad38f75b2.manifest
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Article ID: 2882351 - Last Review: February 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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