This compatibility update is dated December 2012.
Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this updateThis compatibility update is available to make sure that Windows Updates install updates successfully on computers that have the Nalpeiron Licensing Service installed.
Certain versions of the Nalpeiron Licensing Service and its variants prevent certain updates from being installed through Windows Update. Affected updates include update 2770917 and update 2779768.
For more information about update 2770917 and update 2779768, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Note The Nalpeiron Licensing Software is licensed for use in applications that are created by other software publishers. Software publishers who use the Nalpeiron Licensing Software are encouraged to update their applications to use the current versions of the Nalpeiron Licensing Software.
This compatibility update also resolves the issues that are described in the following articles:
How to obtain this update
Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Note This update is available for the release version of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012.
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.
PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Article ID: 2792476 - Last Review: Dec 23, 2013 - Revision: 1