Compatibility update for upgrading to and recovering Windows 10 Version 1511: March 8, 2016


This update makes improvements to ease the upgrade and recovery experiences for Windows 10 Version 1511.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You don't have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the previously released update 3136561.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
Windows 10 Version 1511
Additional file information


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Article ID: 3142588 - Last Review: Mar 8, 2016 - Revision: 1