Update for Windows Journal component removal
About this update
How to get this update
Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update is available on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.
Method 2: Microsoft Update CatalogTo get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Method 3: Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1||Download the package now.|
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
Update detail information
PrerequisitesTo 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 on Windows 8.1. Or, install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update doesn't replace a previously released update.
Removal informationYou can't uninstall this update after you install it.
Install OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote is available for free for all supported versions of Windows. To learn more, and to install your free version of OneNote, go to https://www.onenote.com/.
Install Windows Journal ApplicationFor customers who have dependencies on Windows Journal, an installable version of the Windows Journal application is available. After you uninstall the Windows Journal component, you can install the Windows Journal application by following these steps:
- Go to Windows Journal Application Beta Refresh for Windows (KB3162655).
- Use the download links that are provided to download and install the latest Windows Journal application.
The Windows Journal application is functionally identical to the original Windows Journal component, but differs in the following ways:
- The Windows Journal application contains a trusted notification message box that appears every time that a Windows Journal file is opened.
- This message box informs users of the security risks that are inherent to Windows Journal files, and asks users whether they want to open the file.
- Users must select Yes to open the Journal file.
- The Windows Journal Note Writer is deprecated.
- The Journal Note Writer is a printer driver that lets users create Journal files by printing documents from any application.
Article ID: 3161102 - Last Review: 09/13/2016 16:12:00 - Revision: 6.0
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