FIX: Text in the console for cmd.exe is barely readable after the October 2015 update is installed in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

This article describes an issue in which text in a Command Prompt window is barely readable after the October 2015 update is installed on 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.
You have a device that has the October 2015 update installed in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. You create a retail image that includes the Command Prompt console window (SYSGEN_CONSOLE). When you start the image and then open Cmd.exe, text in the console is barely readable. This is especially true for the "t" character.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (November 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 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: 3122227 - Last Review: 12/15/2015 17:37:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

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