June 2015 compatibility update for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience. 

For more information about these improvements, see the "Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update" section and the "Applications and devices that are included in this update" section.
How to obtain this update
Important Do not install a language pack after you install this update. Otherwise, the language-specific changes in the update will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an optional 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 Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update information

The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications on Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: 
  • The game, the application, or the driver is installed incorrectly.
  • The game, the application, or the driver causes system instability.
  • The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware do not work correctly.

Applications or devices that experience a change in behavior after you install this update

The following table lists the applications and devices that are affected by this cumulative update package. This table also describes the behavior of these applications and devices after you install the update.

Compatibility updates trigger several changes in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The most common changes are as follows.  

Hard block

A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 from running on the system.

Note Microsoft lets Windows put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer is notified. 

Soft block

A soft block notifies you when a primary function of the application may not work or may cause application instability.

Driver block

A driver block may block an existing driver on your computer. When the driver is migrated during the upgrade, an Inbox driver will be installed.

Applications and devices that are included in this update

Application or deviceVersionBehavior after you install the update
Cypress EZ-USB2135SMouse is recognized on USB 3.0 port.
AMD USB xHCI ControllerNot availableRandom system crash is eliminated.
Intel Sunrise Point xHCI Controller
Intel Sunrise Point LP xHCI Controller
Intel Cherry View K xHCI Controller
Not availableBluetooth file transfer finishes.

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.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes


  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.16 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
    6.3.960 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17415642,56029-Oct-201402:00x86
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772521,50411-Mar-201501:09x86
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174155,63229-Oct-201402:00x86
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201304:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,833,75207-May-201513:14Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,726,55007-May-201513:14Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.178242,490,36807-May-201515:23x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.174158,70429-Oct-201401:01x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.17725449,02411-Mar-201500:35x86
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable122,01407-May-201513:14Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17824564,22407-May-201516:47x64
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772524,57611-Mar-201501:49x64
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174157,16829-Oct-201402:45x64
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable433,48807-May-201513:15Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,756,92607-May-201513:15Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.17725317,44011-Mar-201500:58x64
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.1741510,75229-Oct-201401:21x64
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.1772542,49611-Mar-201501:05x64
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable123,29207-May-201513:15Not applicable
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17415642,56029-Oct-201402:00x86
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772521,50411-Mar-201501:09x86
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174155,63229-Oct-201402:00x86
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201304:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,833,75207-May-201513:14Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.178242,490,36807-May-201515:23x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.174158,70429-Oct-201401:01x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.17725449,02411-Mar-201500:35x86
For all supported versions of Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17824397,31207-May-201515:45Not applicable
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1782420,99207-May-201515:39Not applicable
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.170316,14422-Feb-201409:59Not applicable
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201303:16Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable39,33607-May-201513:14Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable28607-May-201513:14Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.178249,72807-May-201515:45Not applicable
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.163848,70422-Aug-201302:15Not applicable
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.178249,72807-May-201515:27Not applicable
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable62,61407-May-201513:14Not applicable

Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameX86_15032462008f724048cd0baeb0d8cc61_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_5f8411d8146a9659.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_492c2a56f07afe44dc7af94bb5875d7b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_8b7e4dacd33650b4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_72c2837b1231a97fb14dc37daf92761f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_1563bc3e00e4d717.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_9473ceebec0251dceb0f2683379659eb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_f2c6eace09c1f06e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_de098ad773b45dd1ac20714d5feee372_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_62b0196cd675f089.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_dfb6d29242eafdfc587f90a0dc3a6883_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_b41d366e4a13a105.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_69f19a836822cfbf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,037
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a102ceef0db564c9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,312
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a103cf390db47e20.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,558
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)17:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a104cf830db39777.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,310
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a105cfcd0db2b0ce.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,555
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a108d0ab0daffcd3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,867
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)17:02
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_0ff364ef509f2dbafe19b9a6854517b5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_db03788261ab2ca2.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_141a9dc5296a0b37f5f6e29be11d8e33_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_27dc52aca4b5e6a0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_147161ec534a03a72cd4f76d7831a40e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_9e431b7f8992fe2e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_426b1fbfdd376c7bc5e1fe5ded320618_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_dc9fff9c2bcc65d7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_492c2a56f07afe44dc7af94bb5875d7b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_e79ce9308b93c1ea.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size727
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_4da2aeae74b774fe377e3810f6949f76_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fb8a8ec115c14791.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_53e82f6b62e98530e7a93cb9d6cbf6ac_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_4e96b867d0ceecec.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_72c2837b1231a97fb14dc37daf92761f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_718257c1b942484d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size727
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_936d8635205c6df61c4bb0a9ee5e084c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_8dd7a52038e318fc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_9567306217e281644f0211735764bfab_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_add6208334769eca.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_a7d4222603e8c724d1c010ec7592128d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_d6c34ae0c21686cc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
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File nameAmd64_fdecb5d37a7dd723164cd92d71fe995b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_63cf30bda918536f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_c6103607208040f5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,368
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd216a72c612d5ff.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,573
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)18:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd226abcc611ef56.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,562
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)18:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd236b06c61108ad.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,336
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd246b50c6102204.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,570
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd276c2ec60d6e09.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,869
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)18:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_d064e05954e102f0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,039
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_077614c4fa7397fa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,314
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_0777150efa72b151.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,141
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)17:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_077c1680fa6e3004.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size450
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)17:02
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a104cf830db39777.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,310
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:17
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a105cfcd0db2b0ce.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,555
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
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Additional files for all supported versions of Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_2bfba980a71a7f2d13185f2ebfdcb7d4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_2bed4b2d5b97ac61.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_5c3ac168946372d9777bfe641ab304d0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_d03c183cb033839a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_5fda7dda1ff2d44bcd941daf62b2bbe5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_26e126144ab54ee6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_61e9fcece2f5c7d6deae29ba50b6e575_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_0ded5b69e2a57e73.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_6608352bc2806491d59fc2a8eeafeeda_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_2c7f12fe6f73175e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_74af7a1b1f157f81bd09ced6fd1e7372_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_75542cbdf2c0cddb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_69f40cdb681fee85.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,037
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a10541470db2838f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,312
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a10641910db19ce6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,558
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)16:38
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a10741db0db0b63d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,310
Date (UTC)08-May-2015
Time (UTC)19:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a10842250dafcf94.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,552
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)16:38
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-a..ence-mitigations-c7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_a10b43030dad1b99.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,867
Date (UTC)07-May-2015
Time (UTC)16:38
PlatformNot applicable


Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
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Article ID: 3061468 - Last Review: 07/14/2015 18:30:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

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