Introduction

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 latest 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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Update information

How to obtain this update

This compatibility update is offered when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Upgrade actions

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

  • Upgrade block

    Puts an upgrade block on an application that may cause the upgrade to Windows 8 to fail. Windows 8 puts an upgrade block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified. User must uninstall the application to continue with the upgrade.

  • Hard block

    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 puts a hard block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified. Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

  • Soft block

    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. Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

  • 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 allows the upgrade process to the release version of Windows 8 to complete successfully. However, you can reinstall the application or device after the upgrade.

Changes in upgrade behavior when you install the update

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.

Application name

Behavior after you install the update

Affects media setup?

Affects web setup?

DiXiM Digital TV iVDR Edition Japanese V 1.0.0.0

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

Worry-Free Business Security Advanced 2010 V 6

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

Worry-Free Business Security Advanced V 7

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

Registry Mechanic V 11.1.0.188

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

AVG AntiVirus 2012

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

Pro Tools 9

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

Atheros Bluetooth driver

User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.

Yes

Yes

TOSHIBA recovery media creator

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

No

Yes

Rapid Start Manager V 1.00.1201.2201

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

No

Yes

Rapid Start Manager V 1.00.1201.0601

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

No

Yes

Comodo Antivirus V 5.10.31649.2253

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

Comodo Antivirus V 5.8.16726.2131

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

Norton Antivirus 2012 V 19.0.0.128

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

FlyFolder Japanese V 4.0.0.5

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

FlyFolder Japanese V 4.0.0.4

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

DiXiM Digital TV iVDR Edition Japanese V 1.0.0.0

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

Registry Mechanic V 11.1.0.188

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

Clearwire V 2.00.0043

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

AVG AntiVirus 2012

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

No

Yes

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:

2739459 Compatibility update for the web and media upgrade experience

File information

The global version of this update 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.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Drvmain.sdb

Not Applicable

218,882

31-Oct-2012

8:59

Sysmain32.sdb

Not Applicable

1,411,266

31-Oct-2012

8:59

Sysmain64.sdb

Not Applicable

223,394

31-Oct-2012

8:59


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Drvmain.sdb

Not Applicable

218,886

31-Oct-2012

8:57

Sysmain32.sdb

Not Applicable

1,411,266

31-Oct-2012

8:57

Sysmain64.sdb

Not Applicable

223,394

31-Oct-2012

8:57




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 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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