For more information about the improvements, refer to the "Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update" section and the "Applications and devices that are included in this update" section.
How to obtain this update
Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8||Download the update package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8||Download the update package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012||Download the update package now.|
The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updatesWhen you try to install and run certain games or applications in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012, 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 updateThe 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. The following are the three most common:
The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 8 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.
This 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 or causes instability to application experience.
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
|Application Name||Version||Behavior after you install the update|
|Norton Internet Security 2010||17.x||Improves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.|
|Norton 360||17.x||Improves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.|
|F-Secure Antivirus||2011||Improves user experience by warning the end-user, and provides a URL for more information about the product.|
|F-Secure Internet Security||2011|
|Panda Antivirus Pro 2013||2013||Improves user experience.|
|Panda Internet Security 2013||2013||Improves user experience.|
|Panda Global Protection 2013||2013||Improves user experience.|