Summary

A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience. 

This compatibility update is dated November 2012.

More Information

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Note This update is available for the release version of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012

Download Download the update 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 Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012, 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, of the application, or of 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 8. The following are the three most common:

Hard block

The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 8 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

The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block notifies you when one of the primary functionality of the application is broken on Windows 8 or causes instability to application experience.

Driver Block

This action 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

Application name

Behavior after you install the update

Atheros Bluetooth driver

You have to uninstall the driver to continue with the upgrade.

TOSHIBA recovery media creator

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

Rapid Start Manager V 1.00.1201.2201

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

Rapid Start Manager V 1.00.1201.0601

Application or device must be reinstalled after the upgrade.

Comodo Antivirus V 5.10.31649.2253

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

Comodo Antivirus V 5.8.16726.2131

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

Norton Antivirus 2012 V 19.0.0.128

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

FlyFolder Japanese V 4.0.0.5

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

FlyFolder Japanese V 4.0.0.4

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

DiXiM Digital TV iVDR Edition Japanese V 1.0.0.0

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

Registry Mechanic V 11.1.0.188

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

Clearwire V 2.00.0043

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

AVG Anti-Virus 2012

Improves user experience by warning the end-user and provides more information URL about the product.

OIGSM V 1.4.1.0

Enables the application's functionality.

LightScribe Simple Labeler V 1.18.15.1

Enables the application's functionality.

LightScribe System software V 1.18.26.7

Enables the application's functionality.

AOL Desktop V 9.7

Enables the application's functionality.

WinPcap V 4.1.2

Enables the application's functionality.

Mediencenter Assistent German V 2.7.0.1451

Enables the application's functionality.

Tekipakikakebomamu 8 (てきぱき家計簿マム8) Japanese V 8

Enables the application's functionality.

Telenor

Enables the application's functionality.

HP HS2340 (Ericsson) Driver

Enables the application's functionality.

Windows Movie Maker

Enables the application's functionality.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

File information

The global version of this hotfix 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 and Windows Server 2012 file information 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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely 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.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Acres.dll

6.2.9200.16440

310,784

20-Oct-2012

02:25

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

4,602,316

19-Oct-2012

22:43

Not applicable

Acres.dll

6.2.9200.20542

310,784

20-Oct-2012

02:28

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

4,602,316

19-Oct-2012

22:42

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,692,686

19-Oct-2012

22:43

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,692,686

19-Oct-2012

22:42

Not applicable

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.16440

431,104

20-Oct-2012

02:44

x86

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.20542

431,104

20-Oct-2012

02:48

x86

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

218,882

19-Oct-2012

22:43

Not applicable

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

218,882

19-Oct-2012

22:42

Not applicable


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

369,302

19-Oct-2012

22:40

Not applicable

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

369,302

19-Oct-2012

22:41

Not applicable

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.16440

39,936

20-Oct-2012

03:22

x64

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.20542

39,936

20-Oct-2012

03:24

x64

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

218,886

19-Oct-2012

22:40

Not applicable

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

218,886

19-Oct-2012

22:41

Not applicable

Acres.dll

6.2.9200.16440

310,784

20-Oct-2012

02:25

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

4,602,316

19-Oct-2012

22:43

Not applicable

Acres.dll

6.2.9200.20542

310,784

20-Oct-2012

02:28

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

4,602,316

19-Oct-2012

22:42

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,692,686

19-Oct-2012

22:43

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,692,686

19-Oct-2012

22:42

Not applicable

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.16440

431,104

20-Oct-2012

02:44

x86

Acspecfc.dll

6.2.9200.20542

431,104

20-Oct-2012

02:48

x86


References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

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File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

725

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

15:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

3,309

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

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File size

3,309

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:21

Platform

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File name

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File size

2,558

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

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20-Oct-2012

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File name

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File size

1,867

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

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03:12

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File name

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File size

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File name

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File name

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20-Oct-2012

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03:20

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File size

450

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20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:12

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File name

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450

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:20

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File name

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Not applicable

File size

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Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:12

Platform

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File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,552

Date (UTC)

20-Oct-2012

Time (UTC)

03:21

Platform

Not applicable


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