This article describes an issue when you use a Win32 app on the taskbar in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. The update hasĀ prerequisites.

Symptoms

After you pin a Win32 app (such as Internet Explorer for Desktop) on the taskbar, open an instance, and then unpin it. The app cannot be pinned back again by using the icon on the taskbar. Additionally, the shortcut menu does not even show up when you right-click the icon on the taskbar.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, we have released an update for Window 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

How to obtain this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

Download Download the 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, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and 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

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very 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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Explorer-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,107

24-Jan-2015

03:19

Not applicable

Explorer.exe

6.3.9600.17667

2,207,488

27-Jan-2015

23:41

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Explorer-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,107

27-Jan-2015

05:21

Not applicable

Explorer.exe

6.3.9600.17667

2,501,368

27-Jan-2015

23:47

x64

Explorer.exe

6.3.9600.17667

2,207,488

27-Jan-2015

23:41

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Explorer-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,107

24-Jan-2015

02:26

Not applicable

Explorer.exe

6.3.9600.17667

1,985,888

27-Jan-2015

23:36

Not applicable


Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2


Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_f7697c1fad1f840a4873191bd5611c51_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_4dcfffa242071297.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

696

Date (UTC)

27-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

23:59

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_e66cfb3995432936.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,690

Date (UTC)

28-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

00:02

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_00f613100497602c024599f8f5da5f12_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_6c9108c319070207.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

700

Date (UTC)

27-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

23:59

File name

Amd64_53b0da8194bbb42aea0fda6c67e00389_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_1d67907d008e0358.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

700

Date (UTC)

27-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

23:59

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_428b96bd4da09a6c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,694

Date (UTC)

28-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

00:05

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_4ce0410f82015c67.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,482

Date (UTC)

28-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

00:05

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_6cc30c7560893d9c54860021cfc81720_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_6293deece2cd851a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

696

Date (UTC)

27-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

23:59

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17667_none_e66f6d91954047fc.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,902

Date (UTC)

27-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

23:59




References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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