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The August 2014 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup package resolves issues, and includes performance and reliability improvements. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Check out the improvements, fixed issues, and prerequisites in this update.

This update is released on September 2, 2014.

Improvements in this update

This update includes the following new features and improvements in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Settings changes for Update and Recovery

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This feature introduces new information in the Windows Update settings, and gives you more information on how up-to-date your systems are by displaying the most recent check for updates and the last date on which updates were installed.
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Precision touchpad improvements

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This feature adds the following user settings to control the behavior of precision touchpad devices:
  • Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected
  • Allow right-clicks on the touchpad
  • Double-tap and drag
You can find these settings under the Mouse and touchpad menu in PC Settings.
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Ruble symbol update

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This feature adds new Ruble currency support for input and rendering.
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Wi-Fi Direct APIs for Discoverability

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Wi-Fi Direct APIs for Discoverability are a new set of APIs for Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) or computer OEMs to develop Windows-based applications on all supported x86-based and x64-based versions of Windows 8.1. This enables IHVs and OEMs to build a Miracast receiver on Windows. These Windows 32-bit APIs make the computer discoverable and accept incoming Miracast connections.
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Video capture metadata for MP4

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This feature adds capability for developers to read and write the "Date taken" and GPS data on MP4 files by using Windows Runtime and Win32 APIs.
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Minimizing Logon Prompts for Microsoft SharePoint Online

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This feature reduces the number of messages about federated use when you try to access SharePoint Online sites. If you select the "Keep me signed in" check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see messages for successive access attempts to that SharePoint Online site.
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Issues that this update fixes

This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

List of the fixed issues

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  • 2979880 Blank icon in the Jump List after the application is updated in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976996 Expired certificates cannot be removed when automatic certificate rollover is disabled in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976344 Update to add pronunciation Pinyin strings when you input Chinese characters in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2975620 Private bytes keep increasing when you encrypt data on SQL Server on Window 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2975080 Computer opens a blank browser window when RMS client sends WIF request to a Windows Server 2012 R2-based AD FS server
  • 2975078 Error occurs when you access exclusion policies in an AD RMS server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2975066 You cannot sign in to a web application when you use certificate authentication method in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2974308 Windows Server Essentials integration with Office 365 or Windows Azure Active Directory is blocked
  • 2973055 Error 58 when an application calls BackupRead function to back up files that are shared by using SMB in Windows
  • 2972257 Windows Server 2012 R2-based cluster freezes on multiple nodes when you add, rename, or remove disks
  • 2972254 Hyper-V virtual machines cannot be connected to sometimes when TCP connections reconnect in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2972251 Event 1002 when system file information folder is shared in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2972112 Applications lose local data when you deploy non-English Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1 by using Configuration Manager
  • 2971171 ADFS authentication issue for Active Directory users when extranet lockout is enabled
  • 2969039 0x7E Stop error occurs randomly when you close SMB sessions in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2967456 You cannot sort the group lists by principal name in ADUC in Windows
  • 2966087 You intermittently cannot connect to the DirectAccess server by using the IP-HTTPS adapter in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2965904 Task name is deleted after you link a storage report to a scheduled task in Windows
  • 2964835 Too few tiles are displayed during image customization in Windows
  • 2962774 "An extended error occured" when you add a group Managed Service Account in Windows
  • 2962142 Can't disable security settings in Group Policy Preferences for Internet Explorer 10
  • 2959144 USB device remove and install repeatedly when it is connected to a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2957984 The rdgiskdcproxy:i:1 property cannot be set for the remote apps that are hosted by RD Web Access on Windows Server
  • 2956344 Clients randomly lose connection to a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Network Policy Server
  • 2954031 The Group Policy Management Console does not generate a status report for a domain
  • 2953997 Windows MultiPoint Server occasionally crashes when you start the WMS shell in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • 2953972 Clicking "Find more" under mobile broadband causes Searching status to freeze in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1
  • 2936943 Registry.pol is corrupted after an abnormal termination during the writing process in Windows Server
  • 2934797 USB device appears with a yellow exclamation mark in Windows Device Manager in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2866693 Wired or Wireless Network GPO setting is not displayed in GPMC report in Windows
  • 2990795 "Failed to fetch servers" when you try to find available IP addresses in IP Address Management in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2985822 SystemSettings.exe process crashes when you add a VPN connection on a Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1-based computer
  • 2984374 Connect to incorrect entry point when Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer wakes from sleep or hibernate
  • 2983590 File download freezes and CPU usage high when WFP callout driver is installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2983477 Account picture shifts to right side after you unlock a computer from an application in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
  • 2983139 "0x0000009F" Stop error occurs on a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2982498 Touch input does not work in Windows Journal after Windows 8.1 wakes from sleep mode while the program is running
  • 2980433 Properties of an item opens randomly when you double-click the item in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2980415 Playback stops when you open a file that the Xbox Music application is playing in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2979923 "Processing error occurred" when you detect status of Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2-based domain controller
  • 2979877 Folder redirection stops working when multiple users log on to a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2979097 Computer does not wake when you disconnect AC power from the Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2979070 Update to improve battery life during low-power audio playback in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1
  • 2979053 "Set as metered connection" setting for Wi-Fi and MBB connections remains in Off state in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2979052 "App can't set print settings" error or DBCS characters cannot be printed in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
  • 2979051 Windows Store app still reacts to search text when you delete the text in Search charm in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1
  • 2979050 "Insert a SIM" text is still shown in VAN UI after you insert a SIM card in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
  • 2978391 Virtual machines perform slowly or crash in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2978368 0x9F Stop error occurs randomly when a computer enters hibernation from InstantGo state in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
  • 2978367 Remote Desktop session freezes when you run an application in the session in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2978104 File or folder is not found or an error occurs when you configure SMB share properties in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2978102 Cluster nodes stop when multiple physical disks in storage space are disconnected in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2978101 Windows 2012 R2-based Hyper-V host cluster freezes when virtual machines use shared virtual hard disks
  • 2978100 URL of a web application is broken when you access the web application by using WAP in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2978096 ExtendedProtectionTokenCheck setting keeps being disabled in AD FS 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976995 You cannot access an SMB share that is located on a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based file server
  • 2976994 Shared folder in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 cannot be accessed by using SMB version 1 protocol
  • 2976965 "Inaccessible, Empty or Disabled" message in Group Policy Results report for a remote computer in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976946 FindFirstPrinterChangeNotification can now request 3D printers in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976918 You are prompted to re-enter credentials frequently when using Work Folders by using ADFS authentication in Windows 8.1
  • 2990532 Browser icons cannot be unpinned from taskbar when you change the default browser in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2983142 Delay in turning on display when you reopen lid of a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based portable computer
  • 2982727 PDF file pages are blank when you open the file by using a Windows Store app in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2981650 August 2014 OneDrive reliability update for Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 8.1
  • 2980756 You cannot log on to an AD FS server when you use an alternative UPN suffix account in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2980665 Windows crashes with Stop error when filter driver perform FltWriteFileEx function in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2980661 Update to add a new performance counter feature for Tiered Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2980659 0x0000007E Stop error when you enable ETW and storage spaces debug logs on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2980345 Desktop isn't shown correctly when network icon in notification area is changed repeatedly in 64-bit version of Windows
  • 2983202 Update to display Supplementary Characters correctly in Windows
  • 2982823 Update to enable you to provision AppX packages and bundles offline in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2982037 Update to enable or disable the HttpOnly feature for a WAP or an application in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2980754 iSCSI target service crashes randomly in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • 2980746 0x54 Stop error when a volume goes offline and multiple requests are in progress in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2980656 New-Volume cmdlet can now create a volume larger than 2 TB in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2979957 Memory usage of Wmiprvse.exe keeps increasing when you run an application or script in Windows
  • 2979525 Update to enable discovery of cloud services in Server Manager in Windows
  • 2979059 Latvian currency information and default numeric separator of input locale for Swiss is incorrect in Windows
  • 2978691 Stop error when scrubbing task takes a long time on a Windows 8.1 or Windows 2012 R2-based cluster
  • 2978092 Graphics software or applications crash when they use WARP for software rendering in Windows
  • 2976517 Thumbnail is displayed as a black picture when you edit a WMV video in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
  • 2975069 Lsass.exe on domain controller crashes when installing Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • 2973337 SHA512 is disabled in Windows when you use TLS 1.2
  • 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
  • 2967077 A network printer is deleted unexpectedly in Windows
  • 2964429 Storage Optimizer memory use increases when it runs on thin provisioned LUNs
  • 2982777 Application freezes on external touch-capable monitor on a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer
  • 2982706 You cannot access network shares after the computer restarts in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
  • 2979058 You perform a cold shutdown after the computer shuts down in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1
  • 2978442 You cannot edit or save files on a DAV server when your username contains DBCS characters in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
  • 2977758 Print experience application isn't shown when updating WSD printer driver to V4 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2976884 "Access denied error" when Hyper-V Replica Broker goes online in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster
  • 2976546 0x00000007 error when you start a computer into Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 8.1
  • 2976205 Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Setup fails when you remove USB flash drive before the first restart of Setup
  • 2975070 AD FS cannot start on a non-English language-based server in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 2975067 Update to support the SAML sender-vouches token in STS on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based AD FS server
  • 2973047 VLAN tagging breaks the VM connection with a third-party forwarding extension and HNV in Windows Server2012 R2
  • 2965351 "Error_FILE_NOT_FOUND" when you print to a shared network printer
  • 2958298 Single Sign-On is available for Office 365 users to access SharePoint Online sites in Windows 2012 R2
  • 2956042 Scheduled task that uses the RandomDelay parameter doesn't run
  • 2931772 "0x00000050" Stop error on the terminal server that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 when a session is disconnected
  • 2912574 Not all computers in a domain are enumerated in Windows Explorer in Windows
  • 2974325 Chkdsk report errors when a snapshot creation is running in Windows
  • 2965073 The Srv2.sys breaks when the computer responds to the SMB client in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2974838 VPN connection cannot be established when you use a Wi-Fi connection in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
  • 2979582 You cannot use printers to print files after applying update 2975719 in Windows 8.1
  • 2986484 Computer connects to an incorrect entry point after the computer restarts in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

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Known issues with this update

  • Known issue 1
    Fonts do not render correctly after any of the following updates (that are released before September 2, 2014) are installed:
    2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
    2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
    2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
    Status
    The following update replaces update 2982791 and resolves this known issue:

    2993651 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 27, 2014
    Mitigations
    Open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, and then click View installed updates. Find and then uninstall any of the following updates that are currently installed:
    • KB2982791
    • KB2970228
    • KB2975719
    • KB2975331
  • Known issue 2
    Systems may crash and return a 0x50 Stop error message after any of the following updates (that are released before September 2, 2014) are installed:
    2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
    2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
    2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
    This condition may be persistent and prevent the system from starting correctly.

    Status
    The following update replaces update 2982791 and resolves this known issue:

    2993651 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 27, 2014
    Mitigations
    For more information about how to resolve this issue, see the "Known issue 3" section in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014

How to obtain this update rollup

Method 1: Windows Update

This update rollup is provided as an important update from Windows Update. If you turn on automatic updating, this update is automatically installed.

How to perform Windows Update

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  1. Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up), tap or click Settings, tap or click Change PC settings, and then tap or click Update and recovery.
  2. Tap or click Check now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
  3. If updates are found, tap or click Install updates.
  4. Select update 2975719 under Optional, and then tap or click Install.
Note You might have to restart your computer to finish installing some updates. Save and close your files and apps before you restart so that you do not lose anything.

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For more information about Windows Update, go to the following Microsoft website:
Windows Update: Frequently Asked Questions

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can also obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center.
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Download the x86-based Windows 8.1 update package now.
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Download the x64-based Windows 8.1 update package now.
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Download the x64-based Windows Server 2012 R2 update package now.

Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, follow these steps:
  1. Install update 2919355 on the Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer, and then restart the computer.
  2. Install update 2993651 on the computer, and then restart the computer.
  3. Install the update that is described in the How to obtain this update rollup section, and then restart the computer.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

File information

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The following table lists the thumbprints of the certificates that are used to sign the updates (.msu). Verify the certificate thumbprint in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article against the certificate thumbprint indicated on the update that you download.
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File nameSHA1 and SHA2
Windows8.1-KB2975719-arm.msuSHA1: 1D4015E3A710E78B50BFA83F84F92276B36A9377
SHA256: B804222D2AADE0E003837AF500747C2B5E15E8955129827B27D6F494A4AC0404
Windows8.1-KB2975719-x64.msuSHA1: 6A6830000D668D03159C06F0810686F93C2DAD2C
SHA256: 4BDE48CE5F998E0E6F31CE94006A8353F715DBA13C566453E183EEE39819431B
Windows8.1-KB2975719-x86.msuSHA1: 4F06911BAB7D6E508EEC2F0A9B11C04E5C9119C4
SHA256: DA5D770B85ACCCB763C4B688BE3DD60F5D59849E5BF3B028F5E5FC10C4236F35
Windows8.1-KB2990532-arm.msuSHA1:3E84FE40923E43072240C984BE661214C644701E
SHA256: B7BEDA4D7D540A2084F3AF038453748E34424784C03399DCD39507F2964369D7
Windows8.1-KB2990532-x64.msuSHA1: 3EC667D2023666D8EA37C6139C6569D3ED2D0D2A
SHA256: 73667F527469BA10550DBAABF100D9FC74A195A628C76F9D37CC8474FA956207
Windows8.1-KB2990532-x86.msuSHA1: 0BF70007B44067BD5777D93457FA5AA814411D5D
SHA256: A5E649CE1E194FE09A3DD8A0321849C60101AFE98ECBD5DE60B2F00D53C961E5
Windows8.1-KB2979582-arm.msu SHA1: D2DEE64E78AF23059C01F1CBE19FAFE061A9944C
SHA256: 4C5DA604A9203F94B34C23241970E5A6060299CD0111387DEF18F0C33FC35BE4
Windows8.1-KB2979582-x64.msu SHA1: 7B7FEC7D6B4E3148826F17B372C7BF96A4BF7ED4
SHA256: F0DA118557B65BAC6EAA9D7FE4DC42B3A3B1AE880EA313036EA2D58139F5E3EF
Windows8.1-KB2979582-x86.msu SHA1: 520F1E0C3172E6EEDD7DAA6E7F64F7121F55F702
SHA256: 425A1CEA77F997945D711715C53505DF66B836991219BDDEA3BC8C0E3F96DC82
Windows8.1-KB2993100-arm.msu SHA1: 44CD8EF953F66650AEED3FAAEF49FB6185C6DAF3
SHA256: DBFB309394600F319169FEB6E3CF8409373D135B495F338EB272BE70034D47B8
Windows8.1-KB2993100-x64.msu SHA1: 365EC76924FD543EA1879323F55B779BE09F523A
SHA256: 64E8E1C929FEDD86D8095C8AD7A038169CE833FB6E186D2F5A0A97FDFD75034A
Windows8.1-KB2993100-x86.msu SHA1: 1D84B191F11E8CE963CC5C940A6CE3DA73CCB1FB
SHA256: EBBF8ECAC353C323CCC5BF259564A330B9B2DB28ACA301086DCFDDA5F2339001
Windows8.1-KB2993651-arm.msu SHA1: EF9FB0C46BDF67A8E8FB86A8CE7A12279B967D74
SHA256: F4244E3FEF3E4F76072B5821AAAC8F1182E8A54A50DAFE73663D363BDF176CF5
Windows8.1-KB2993651-x64.msu SHA1: 6885B206E0276B2C90DA4D5B4A5051A0FC7BE4F1
SHA256: E41B4FEC6B9FD50022C1A01A3959A63789F93B295201B59737BF076B94DF2A34
Windows8.1-KB2993651-x86.msu SHA1: 9B5ED240CCD2E546668C5A733AB7C7BA7B8B9D48
SHA256: 1EB1A64B4CBCC379F995F7C56CC6C404E592A78B30D5317B4014884D8B527A8A
Windows8.1-KB2995004-arm.msu SHA1: 2198822532945A9AC3C0122875EB6E0F53E03407
SHA256: 8EFF97A4EBE36F1042DB1868B71AEF238235874FDCEE7DC0D579C5ED59FF030B
Windows8.1-KB2995004-x64.msu SHA1: 9FF7F6D8F1E69349192BEF6672EF2FD0B47F7544
SHA256: 09FAB093158D3864A19D2C6063E4CA3277E59D44A5879429F5B189D9CEA3D7C3
Windows8.1-KB2995004-x86.msu SHA1: 6D011BC0626DCE118403C46F7A66B1ACDB0A7FFE
SHA256: D36AF68A4138D00BFABEC94D5A4596988ED2F3D0FBCDD12D3B1B1A9D21C102B5
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References

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

Properties

Article ID: 2975719 - Last Review: September 10, 2014 - Revision: 18.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows RT 8.1
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