Summary

A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.

This compatibility update is dated February 2014.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

This compatibility update is offered when you upgrade to the release version of Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain games or applications in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2, 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, the application, or 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 RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The following are the most common:

Hard block

This prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 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

This notifies you when a primary function of the application may not work or may cause application instability.

Driver block

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

Applications or Devices

Version

Behavior after you install the update

7-Zip

up to 9.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

ABBYY FineReader

up to 11.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

Able2Extract PDF Converter

up to 8.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

Adobe Acrobat X1 Pro

not available

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

AI Gold

not available

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

Alibre Design Express

not available

Application can be uninstalled.

Apabi Reader

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online-only files correctly.

Arcsoft PhotoImpression

up to 6.*

Application works correctly in High DPI Mode.

ArcSoft PhotoStudio

up to 6.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Audacity

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Audalis

up to 10.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Audodesk Maya

up to 2013

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Baidu Music

up to 8.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Baidu Reader

not available

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

BaoFengYing

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

BS Player

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Calibre

up to 1.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Comic Studio Pro

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

ConvertXtoDVD

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Corel WordPerfect Office

up to X6

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Cyberlink MediaEspresso

up to 6.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

DivX Converter

up to 10.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Dolphin Invoice Pro

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Elster Formular

up to 13.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

eM Client

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Evernote

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

FileMaker Pro

up to 12.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Firefox

up to 24.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

FlashFXP

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Format Factory

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Foxit Reader

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

GeMagic DesignExpress

2014

Application starts correctly.

Google Chrome

up to 30.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Hamster Free Burning Studio

up to 1.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

IncrediMail

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Just PDF

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Kingsoft WPS Office

up to 9.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

KM Player

up to 3.6.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Libre Office

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Light Alloy

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Lightning PDF Professional

up to 7.*

Application works correctly in High DPI Mode.

Lotus Symphony

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Mail.Ru Agent

up to 6.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

MeiTu Show Show

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

MP3 Direct Cut

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Nero SmartStart

up to 12.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

NetEase PoPo

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Omnipage

up to 18.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Open Office

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Opera

up to 16.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Paint.net

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

PDFCreator

up to 1.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

PhotoImpact

up to X3

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Photoscape

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

PPStream

not available

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

PPTV

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Qihoo 360 Zip

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Rajce.net

up to 1.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Rakuraku Hagaki

up to 2013

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Safari

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Sound Forge Pro

up to 10.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Star Office

up to 9.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Starcraft 2

not available

Game works correctly in HighDPI mode.

Steganos Pricacy Suite

up to 15.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Steuer-Spar-Erklärung

up to 2013

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Tencent QQ Live

up to 8.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Tencent QQ Music

up to 9.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Tencent QQ XunagFend

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

T-Online

up to 6.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

TotalMedia Extreme

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

UltraEdit

up to 20.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

uTorrent

up to 3.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

VLC Media Player

up to 2.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Windows Live Essentials Mail

2012

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

WinRAR

up to 5.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Wiso Börse

up to 2013

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

WISO Steuer Sparbuch

up to 2013

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Yoku iKu

up to 4.*

Application handles OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) online only-files correctly.

Sony cellular phones - Flash mode over USB

not available

Improves user experience.

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.

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 RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2" 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.

For Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Acres.dll

6.3.9600.16384

310,784

21-Aug-2013

11:16

Not applicable

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

37,188

03-Jan-2014

17:32

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

286

03-Jan-2014

17:32

Not applicable

Acgenral.dll

6.3.9600.16459

9,728

08-Nov-2013

14:31

Not applicable

Acwinrt.dll

6.3.9600.16384

8,704

21-Aug-2013

10:15

Not applicable

Acspecfc.dll

6.3.9600.16427

9,728

12-Oct-2013

05:13

Not applicable

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

64,646

03-Jan-2014

17:32

Not applicable

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Acres.dll

6.3.9600.16384

310,784

21-Aug-2013

12:16

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

3,823,592

03-Jan-2014

17:38

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,726,592

03-Jan-2014

17:38

Not applicable

Acgenral.dll

6.3.9600.16504

2,414,592

03-Jan-2014

22:52

x86

Acwinrt.dll

6.3.9600.16384

8,704

21-Aug-2013

10:47

x86

Acspecfc.dll

6.3.9600.16441

442,880

21-Oct-2013

10:59

x86

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

123,778

03-Jan-2014

17:38

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

428,584

03-Jan-2014

17:36

Not applicable

Msimain.sdb

Not applicable

2,757,152

03-Jan-2014

17:36

Not applicable

Acgenral.dll

6.3.9600.16459

303,104

08-Nov-2013

14:55

x64

Acwinrt.dll

6.3.9600.16384

10,240

21-Aug-2013

17:54

x64

Acspecfc.dll

6.3.9600.16427

41,472

12-Oct-2013

06:24

x64

Drvmain.sdb

Not applicable

124,886

03-Jan-2014

17:36

Not applicable

Acres.dll

6.3.9600.16384

310,784

21-Aug-2013

12:16

x86

Sysmain.sdb

Not applicable

3,823,592

03-Jan-2014

17:38

Not applicable

Acgenral.dll

6.3.9600.16504

2,414,592

03-Jan-2014

22:52

x86

Acwinrt.dll

6.3.9600.16384

8,704

21-Aug-2013

10:47

x86

Acspecfc.dll

6.3.9600.16441

442,880

21-Oct-2013

10:59

x86



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

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