March 2016 WAU update for Windows 8.1

This article describes an update for Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) in Windows 8.1. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
About this update
This update removes the commerce specific entry points for WAU since it's no longer supported for Windows 8.1.
How to get this update
Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on 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.
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 detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is an update in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 8.1

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 0.18 xxxWindows 8.1RTMGDR
  • 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 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.
x64 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowsanytimeupgradeui.exe6.3.9600.18224779,26431-Jan-201617:17x64
x86 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowsanytimeupgradeui.exe6.3.9600.18224635,39231-Jan-201616:53x86

Additional file information

x64 Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_197446fbe6bc3239fcfe47241bbacc93_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18224_none_8ca56acde531a833.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size709
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)21:27
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-anytime-upgradeui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18224_none_dfb81233d2a193af.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,589
Date (UTC)31-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)19:19
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,584
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)21:27
PlatformNot applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,576
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)21:27
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_3370e8331dad616943b1170755c5d809_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18224_none_52ac082a491b8a82.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size705
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)21:27
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-anytime-upgradeui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18224_none_839976b01a442279.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,585
Date (UTC)31-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)18:40
PlatformNot applicable
Properties

Article ID: 3140185 - Last Review: 04/12/2016 20:39:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1

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