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Compatibility update for the web, store, and media upgrade experience is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: April 2014

Introduction
A compatibility update for the web and media upgrade experience is available. This update improves the web, store, and media upgrade experience when you upgrade to the latest version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Additionally, this update provides the latest compatibility status of the applications, devices, and drivers that are already installed on your computer.
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Update information

How to obtain this update

This compatibility update is offered when you upgrade to the release version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Upgrade actions

This compatibility update may trigger several actions when you upgrade to the latest version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. The following are the most common actions that may be triggered:
  • Upgrade block

    This puts an upgrade block on an application that may cause the upgrade to Windows 8.1 or to Windows Server 2012 R2 to fail. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 put an upgrade block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified. The user must uninstall the application to continue with the upgrade.
  • Hard block

    When a hard block is put on an incompatible application, you cannot run the application after you upgrade. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 put a hard block on a third-party application only if the manufacturer is notified. Improves the user experience by warning the end-user and providing a "more information" URL about the product.
  • Soft block

    A soft block notifies you when a primary function of an application may not work or may cause application instability. Improves the user experience by warning the end-user and providing a "more information" URL about the product.
  • Driver block

    May block an existing driver on your computer when you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or to Windows Server 2012 R2. If this occurs, a driver for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 is installed.
  • Block upgrade, can reinstall

    This may block the upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. To continue the upgrade, you must uninstall the application or driver. After Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 is installed, the application or driver can be reinstalled, and may then function correctly.
  • Reinstall after upgrade

    Allows the upgrade to the release version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to complete successfully. However, you can reinstall the application or device after the upgrade.
  • Migration block

    This action blocks an incompatible application from being migrated either completely or partly during the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 so that the upgrade is completed successfully.

Changes in upgrade behavior when you install the update

Applications or devices may experience a change in behavior after this compatibility update is installed.

The following table lists the applications and devices that may be dynamically migrated when you update. This table also describes the behavior of these applications and devices after this compatibility update is installed.
Applications or DevicesVersionBehavior after you install the update
V3 Lite Korean3.1.8.7Blocks upgrade when the application is installed because it affects system stability.
Avira apps10.*Blocks upgrade when the application is installed because it affects system stability.
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityUp to 10.1.*Blocks upgrade if the application is installed to prevent data loss.
Dr.Web Anti-virus, Dr.Web Security Space9.0.0.12100Blocks upgrade when the application is installed because it affects system stability.
Windows Mobile Device Center6.1.6965Informs the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Printer: Brother MFC-7460DNnot availableInforms the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Print devicesnot availableInforms the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Mobile broadband devicesnot availableInforms the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Linksys Compact Wireless-Gnot availableBlocks installation of the driver because it affects system stability.
Lenovo X220 webcam drivernot availableBlocks installation of the driver because it affects system stability.
Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapternot availableBlocks upgrade of the driver because it affects system stability.
VIPRE Internet Security 2014, VIPRE Antivirus 20147.0.6.2Blocks upgrade when the application is installed because it affects system stability.
3DMark 11 Professional Edition1.1Improves the user experience of the application upon upgrade automatically by migrating keys.
AviSynth2.6.0.4Improves the user experience of the application upon upgrade automatically by migrating keys.
Quicken Rental Property Manager 201423.1.2.12Improves the user experience of the application upon upgrade automatically by migrating keys.
Microsoft Security Essentials1.*, 2.*, 4.*Implements seamless upgrade by removing incompatible applications and notifies the user after upgrade.
Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security13.0.2.558 build 5352Implements seamless upgrade by removing incompatible applications and notifies the user after upgrade.
Panda apps2013, 2014Implements seamless upgrade by removing incompatible applications and notifies the user after upgrade.
Comodo apps6.3.306037.*Implements seamless upgrade by removing incompatible applications and notifies the user after upgrade.
ClickArt 400,0001Informs the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Final Draft 88Informs the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.
Junos Pulse Secure Access Service3.0.21365Informs the user to reinstall this application after upgrade.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following updates:
2930169 Compatibility update for the web, store, and media upgrade experience is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: March 2014
2917932 Compatibility update for the web, store, and media upgrade experience is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: February 2014

File information

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
For Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmainarm.sdbNot Applicable40,47613-Mar-201400:29Not Applicable
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain32.sdbNot Applicable439,13013-Mar-201400:34Not Applicable
Drvmain64.sdbNot Applicable441,27613-Mar-201400:35Not Applicable
Sysmain32.sdbNot Applicable863,30013-Mar-201400:34Not Applicable
Sysmain64.sdbNot Applicable725,64613-Mar-201400:35Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain32.sdbNot Applicable439,13013-Mar-201400:34Not Applicable
Drvmain64.sdbNot Applicable441,27613-Mar-201400:35Not Applicable
Sysmain32.sdbNot Applicable863,30013-Mar-201400:34Not Applicable
Sysmain64.sdbNot Applicable725,64613-Mar-201400:35Not Applicable

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
Third-party information disclaimer

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 2933811 - Last Review: 04/17/2014 05:21:00 - Revision: 1.1

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