Compatibility update for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 2015

This compatibility update is a software 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.

This compatibility update is dated September 2015.

For more information about the 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 get this update

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 downloaded 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

Problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications in 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 were included in 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 following are the most common:

Hard block

This 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 enables Windows to put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer is notified.

Soft block

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

Driver block

This 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

Applications or DevicesVersionBehavior after you install the update
Microchip HUBnot availableStorage devices that are connected to the Microchip hub works correctly after safe removal.

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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
    6.3.960 0.17xxxWindows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • 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 applicable3,833,75218-Jul-201517:54Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,726,55018-Jul-201517:54Not 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 applicable122,27018-Jul-201517:54Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of 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 applicable433,48818-Jul-201517:54Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,756,92618-Jul-201517:54Not 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 applicable123,54818-Jul-201517:54Not 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 applicable3,833,75218-Jul-201517:54Not 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 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 applicable39,33618-Jul-201517:54Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable28618-Jul-201517:54Not 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 applicable62,87018-Jul-201517:54Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_35f3355da408b1d7ca3c7b4b89dd4cb0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_18b1ef00162c179c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
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Time (UTC)23:23
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_69c45c25684509fc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,037
Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:26
PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:26
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)15:23
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:26
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:26
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)15:23
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
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File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
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File nameAmd64_1ee48dd1e02e660d67c4f79f43e77093_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_16e1bcd98b24cf84.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_3137e1ff6955855dd2aee921b268f1dc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_7da26c1845e06bce.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size729
Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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File nameAmd64_5f0d423b177a45e0aa0b84fe42b47fb9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_7253e05220b1b7a5.manifest
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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File nameAmd64_70af66ce9869a39d8c52745c05e29f0c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_88b6e06ec75c3d02.manifest
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)15:12
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)22-Jul-2015
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References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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ИД на статията: 3073874 – Последен преглед: 09/15/2015 17:14:00 – Редакция: 1.0

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