Incorrect UI color rendering when an application uses the D3D11CreateDevice or D3D10CreateDevice function in Windows

Symptoms

Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. When you run an application that uses the D3D11CreateDevice function or the D3D10CreateDevice function, the user interface (UI) color of the application is rendered incorrectly.

Cause

This issue occurs because D3D10.1 is incorrectly exposed on feature level 10.0.

Resolution

Update information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

To resolve this issue in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, install the update that is described in this article.

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
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
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Hotfix information for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

To resolve this issue in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, install the hotfix that is described in this article.


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about the D3D11CreateDevice function, go to the following Microsoft website:For more information about the D3D10CreateDevice function, go to the following Microsoft website:
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

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Article ID: 2882780 - Last Review: Nov 13, 2013 - Revision: 1

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