FIX: You cannot use RegFlushKey to flush the hive-based registry in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

This article describes an issue that occurs when you use the RegFlushKey function to flush the hive-based registry in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.
Assume that you use a hive-based registry on a device that is running Windows Embedded Compact 2013. If you previously backed up and restored the registry by using the RegSaveKey and RegReplaceKey functions, he RegFlushKey function could fail after you restart the device.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (May 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Files that are included in this update package
File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 3038278 - Last Review: 06/16/2015 14:57:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

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