Compatibility update is available for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: March 2014

S'aplica a: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1Windows 8.1 Pro

Summary


A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.
This compatibility update is dated March 2014.

For more information about the improvements, see the "Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update" section and the "Applications and devices that are included in this update" section.

More Information


Update information

How to obtain this 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 8.1Download Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the update 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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The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2, 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, the application, or the firmware do not work correctly.

Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update

The following table lists the applications and devices that were included in this cumulative update package. This table also describes the behavior of these applications and devices after you install the update.

Compatibility updates trigger several changes in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The following are the most common:
Hard block
This prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 from running on the system.

Note Microsoft enables Windows to put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer is notified.
Soft block
This notifies you when a primary function of the application may not work or may cause application instability.
Driver block
May block an existing driver on your computer. When the driver is migrated during the upgrade, an Inbox driver will be installed.

Applications and devices that are included in this update

Applications or DevicesVersionBehavior after you install the update
Corel Painter Essentials4.0.051Improves user experience by fixing the application issue.
 Le Petit Robertnot availableImproves user experience for Star Force Apps.
Game of Thronesnot availableImproves user experience for Star Force Apps.
Pro Cycling Managernot availableImproves user experience for Star Force Apps.
Nathan Education Materialsnot availableImproves user experience for Star Force Apps.
Expression Studio Ultimate 4 - Expression Pro4Application handles online-only OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) SmartFiles correctly.
Virobot Desktop (바이로봇 Desktop) Korean5.5Blocks installation of the application since it affects system stability.
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 1616.1.0.115Warns the user about compatibility problems with the application.
True Image6Blocks installation of the application since it affects system stability.
BufferZone4.04.185Blocks installation of the application since it affects system stability.
Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Free Edition2010Blocks installation of the application since it affects system stability.


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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