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About this update

After you apply this update (version number: 2.0.8694.0), 64-bit editions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) now will support Microsoft Azure Backup.

This update contains and replaces the following previous updates:

Before you apply this update, check out the prerequisites.

How to obtain this update

To obtain this update, download the update from Microsoft Download Center:
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Update detail information


To apply this update, you have to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows PowerShell on the computer.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not 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 replaces the previously released updates.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

See Azure Backup announcement blog for best practices and recommendations.

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