Latest compatibility definition update for Windows

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 Pro More

Introduction


This update provides the latest set of definitions for compatibility diagnostics that are performed on the system. The updated definitions help enable Microsoft and its partners to ensure compatibility for all customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update, based on compatibility results.

This update may not be offered concurrently to all platforms. It will be available only to platforms for which there are new definitions available.

This update has prerequisites.

How to get this update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

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

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

This update will be offered only if the following prerequisite updates are installed:
 

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

References


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File Information


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
 

Additional file information