Compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: May 2013

Introduction

A compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available. This update improves the legacy upgrade experience when you upgrade to the latest version of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. This compatibility update is dated May 2013.

For more information about the improvements, refer to the "Changes in upgrade behavior when you install the update" section.

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How to obtain this update

By default, this compatibility update is offered when you install the latest version of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. No interaction is required to apply this update.

Upgrade actions

This compatibility update may trigger several actions when you upgrade to the latest version of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. The following are the most common actions that may occur:
  • Upgrade block

    Puts an upgrade block on an application that may cause the upgrade to fail. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 may put an upgrade block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified. User has to uninstall to continue with the upgrade.
  • Reinstall after upgrade

    The user can continue to upgrade. However, the application or driver works if a user reinstalls 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 NameVersionBehavior after you install the update
AVG AntiVirus12.0.0.1831You have to uninstall the application to continue with the upgrade. Provides a URL for more information about the product compatibility.
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.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:
  • 2793214 Compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  • 2774225 Compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  • 2791338 Compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
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Article ID: 2820332 - Last Review: May 14, 2013 - Revision: 1

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