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Compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience

A compatibility update for the legacy upgrade experience is available. This update improves the legacy upgrade experience when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8.
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How to obtain this update

By default, this compatibility update is offered when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8. No interaction is required to apply this update.

Upgrade actions

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

    This action puts an upgrade block on an application that may cause the upgrade to Windows 8 to fail. Windows 8 may put an upgrade block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified.

  • Reinstall after upgrade

    The user can continue to upgrade. However, the application or driver works if a user reinstalls after the upgrade.

Changes in behavior when you upgrade

The following applications or devices have to be uninstalled to complete the upgrade to the release version of Windows 8.
  • Ai Charger
  • AL Suite Block II
  • Alps touchpad
  • Auslogics Boost Speed
  • Comodo Antivirus
  • Comodo Internet Security
  • Comodo Internet Security Complete 2012
  • Comodo Personal Firewall
  • Daemon Tools Pro Advanced
  • Dell Stage
  • Device Protector Japanese
  • DisplayLink USB Graphics Software
  • Easy Display Manager
  • Easy Software Manager
  • ECO Mode
  • Fujitsu ALL PC
  • HopSurf Toolbar
  • Hotspot Shield
  • HP Security Manager
  • JUST Suite 2010 (ジャストスイート2010) Japanese
  • Lenovo Auto Scroll
  • Macrium Reflect
  • McAfee Family Protection 2012
  • NatureIME 9 (自然輸入9) x86 Trad_Chinese
  • N-trig Duosense Multi-touch
  • Rising Internet Security 2011
  • Samsung Control Center
  • Samsung Recovery Solution
  • Secure Redirector
  • Secure Redirector
  • ST Micro Accelerometer
  • ThinkPad MultiTouch driver
  • Toshiba Disc Creator
  • Toshiba Face Recognition
  • Total Defense Antivirus
  • Version Dell Data protection 2.2
  • Zone Alarm Internet Security 2012
The following applications or devices have to be reinstalled on the release version of Windows 8:
  • Vodafone K4505-Z (ZTE)
  • Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000
  • Rapid Start Manager
  • Lexmark x2470
  • Claro (Brazil) E173 (Huawei)
  • Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Client
  • Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite
  • AT&T Momentum 4G (Sierra)
  • cFosSpeed
  • Calendar Creator (Calendrier Créateur) French
  • VMWare Workstation Tech Preview German
  • Abbyy PDF Transformer Pro Spain_Spanish
  • VMWare Workstation 9

Article ID: 2739971 - Last Review: 10/09/2012 20:03:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
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