Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Summary

This article describes a platform update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update improves the range and performance of the following graphics and imaging components:

  • Direct2D

  • DirectWrite

  • Direct3D

  • Windows Imaging Component (WIC)

  • Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)

  • Windows Animation Manager (WAM)

  • XPS Document API

  • H.264 Video Decoder

  • JPEG XR codec

How to obtain this update

Microsoft Download Center

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

[Asset 4013443]Download the update package now.

Release Date: February 26, 2013

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, using 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 it.

Prerequisites To apply this update, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Restart requirement You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

For more information about this update, check the "Additional information for the update" section.

Third-party information disclaimer

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.

Compatibility issues on certain computers that have hybrid video cards

Important Some computers that have a combination of Intel and AMD video cards in a hybrid configuration have drivers installed that are incompatible with this platform update.

After you install this update and then restart the computer, the computer may crash because of these compatibility issues. In this situation, you receive a Stop error message that resembles the following:

Stop error

Note This Stop error includes the "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" text and the Igdpmd64.sys or Igdpmd32.sys file name.

To resolve this issue, you may have to install update 2834140 ("0x00000050" Stop error after you install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1). Additionally, use the following tables to install the latest compatible drivers for your video card.

Dell systems

System

Graphics hardware

Latest compatible drivers

Inspiron 14R N4110 & N4120

AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M

None

Vostro 3350 & 3550

AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M

8.901.1.1, A10 (Released 4/2012)

Inspiron 15R N5110

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

8.901.1.1, A10 (Released 4/2012)

Vostro 3450

AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M

None

Inspiron 14 N4050

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

8.930.0.0000, A03 (Released 4/2012)
8.860.0.0, A01 (Released 8/2011)

Vostro 1450

AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M

8.88+2342, A02, A03 (Released 3/2012)
8.860.0.0, A01 (Released 8/2011)

HP systems

System

Graphics hardware

Latest compatible drivers

Pavilion dv6 (dv6-6007tx, dv6-6b06eg, dv6-6b07sz, dv6-6b56ex)
Pavilion dv7 (dv7-6135dx, dv7-6197ca, dv7-6b40ew)

AMD Radeon HD 6490M

AMD Radeon HD 6770M

None

Pavilion g4 (1212tx)
Pavilion g6 (1160ee, 1320ee)
Pavilion g7 (1226em)

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

None

ProBook 4330s, 4331s, 4431s 4530s, 4730s

AMD Radeon HD 6490M

None

Pavilion dv4 (3029tx)

AMD Radeon HD 6750M

None

Envy 14 (2070ez)

AMD Radeon HD 6630M

None

Lenovo systems

System

Graphics hardware

Latest compatible drivers

G570

AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M

None

G470

AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M

None

ThinkPad Edge E420

AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M

8.951.0.0000 (Released 7/2012)

G770

AMD Radeon HD 6650M

None

IdeaPad Y470

AMD Radeon HD 6730M

None

ThinkPad Edge E420s
ThinkPad Edge S420

AMD Radeon HD 6630M

None

IdeaPad U400

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

8.851.0.0 (Released 11/2011)

Sony systems

System

Graphics hardware

Latest compatible drivers

Sony VPCCA1x
Sony VPCCA2x
Sony VPCCA3x
Sony VPCCA4x
Sony VPCCB1x
Sony VPCCB2x
Sony VPCCB3x
Sony VPCCB4x

AMD Radeon HD 6630M

None

Sony VPCJ2x

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

None



Note For computer systems whose Latest compatible drivers column is marked as None, Microsoft is currently working with AMD to find the cause of the problem and to determine the appropriate fix.

If you have installed the platform update for Windows 7 and you experience a compatibility issue, we recommend that you temporarily uninstall update 2670838. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

  2. Click View installed updates.

  3. Click Update for Microsoft Windows (KB 2670838), and then click Uninstall.

Actions required for Windows 7 DirectX developers after the installation

If you are a Windows 7 DirectX developer who uses the June 2010 DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK), you'll have to update your development environments after you install this platform update. The following .dll files that are associated with this SDK are incompatible with this platform update:

  • D3D10SDKLayers.dll

  • D3D11SDKLayers.dll

  • D3D10ref.dll

  • D2D1debug.dll

You can use one of the following applications or tools to update these .dll files:

  • The Windows 8 SDK: This SDK updates the current development environment with new headers, libs, and tools. These include the development .dll files from the preceding list. This update does not update the C or C++ compilers or the IDE, but it does let developers integrate the new features of the platform update into their applications.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012: This application includes the Windows 8 SDK, the Visual Studio 2012 IDE, and the new compilers. It also lets developers integrate the new features of the platform update into their applications.

  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012: These tools represent the minimum requirement in order to continue using the Direct3D debug layer. These tools update only the development .dll files from the preceding list. They do not enable developers to integrate the new features of the platform update into their applications. These tools are available in the "Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012" section of the Visual Studio Download Center, or they can be downloaded from the following links:


    Note The Pix for Windows tool from the DirectX SDK is incompatible with this platform update. See Debugging Shaders in Visual Studio for more information about the new tools that are available in Visual Studio 2012.

For more developer information about this platform update, see Platform update for Windows 7.

More Information

 

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

 

The following updates are superseded by this platform update:

  • 2505438 Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

  • 2511250 You cannot print a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) or level 3 Cascading Style Sheet (CSS3) file in Internet Explorer 9

  • 2522422 Cannot print from Internet Explorer 9 using some Canon printers

  • 2488113 An application that uses Direct2D or Direct3D may crash in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

  • 2741355 You cannot start Windows Movie Maker 2012 when a graphics card that only supports DirectX 9 is installed on a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

After you install this platform update, Windows 7 updates for the files that are listed in the "File information" section will be superseded by updates for this platform update.

 

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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • 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

    6.1.760
    1.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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 separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Xpsgdiconverter.dll

6.2.9200.16492

364,544

13-Jan-2013

18:34

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-user32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

4,096

13-Jan-2013

21:11

x86

Not applicable

D2d1.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,419,136

13-Jan-2013

19:37

x86

Not applicable

Fntcache.dll

6.2.9200.16492

906,240

13-Jan-2013

20:30

x86

Not applicable

Dwrite.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,247,744

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x86

Not applicable

D3d10level9.dll

6.2.9200.16492

604,160

13-Jan-2013

19:54

x86

Not applicable

D3d10_1.dll

6.2.9200.16492

161,792

13-Jan-2013

19:48

x86

Not applicable

D3d10_1core.dll

6.2.9200.16492

249,856

13-Jan-2013

20:09

x86

Not applicable

D3d10.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,080,832

13-Jan-2013

19:46

x86

Not applicable

D3d10core.dll

6.2.9200.16492

220,160

13-Jan-2013

20:08

x86

Not applicable

D3d11.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,504,768

13-Jan-2013

20:08

x86

Not applicable

Dxgi.dll

6.2.9200.16492

293,376

13-Jan-2013

20:20

x86

Not applicable

D3d10warp.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,988,096

13-Jan-2013

20:22

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

10,752

13-Jan-2013

21:16

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l2-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,584

13-Jan-2013

21:12

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-normaliz-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

2,560

13-Jan-2013

21:17

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-ole32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

5,632

13-Jan-2013

21:11

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,072

13-Jan-2013

21:11

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

9,728

13-Jan-2013

21:17

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l2-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

5,632

13-Jan-2013

21:11

x86

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-version-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,072

13-Jan-2013

21:11

x86

Not applicable

Msmpeg2vdec-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

3,283

13-Jan-2013

22:10

Not Applicable

Not applicable

Msmpeg2vdec.dll

12.0.9200.16426

2,284,544

04-Jan-2013

06:11

x86

Not applicable

Wmphoto.dll

6.2.9200.16492

417,792

13-Jan-2013

19:02

x86

Not applicable

Xpsprint.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,158,144

13-Jan-2013

17:26

x86

X86_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-PRINTING-XPSP

Uianimation.dll

6.2.9200.16492

187,392

13-Jan-2013

19:53

x86

Not applicable

Windowscodecsext.dll

6.2.9200.16492

207,872

13-Jan-2013

19:53

x86

Not applicable

Windowscodecs.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,230,336

13-Jan-2013

19:43

x86

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Xpsgdiconverter.dll

6.2.9200.16492

522,752

13-Jan-2013

18:09

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-user32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

4,096

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x64

Not applicable

D2d1.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,928,064

13-Jan-2013

19:10

x64

Not applicable

Fntcache.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,175,552

13-Jan-2013

19:58

x64

Not applicable

Dwrite.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,643,520

13-Jan-2013

19:59

x64

Not applicable

D3d10level9.dll

6.2.9200.16492

648,192

13-Jan-2013

19:24

x64

Not applicable

D3d10_1.dll

6.2.9200.16492

194,560

13-Jan-2013

19:20

x64

Not applicable

D3d10_1core.dll

6.2.9200.16492

333,312

13-Jan-2013

19:38

x64

Not applicable

D3d10.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,238,528

13-Jan-2013

19:20

x64

Not applicable

D3d10core.dll

6.2.9200.16492

296,960

13-Jan-2013

19:38

x64

Not applicable

D3d11.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,887,232

13-Jan-2013

19:38

x64

Not applicable

Dxgi.dll

6.2.9200.16492

363,008

13-Jan-2013

19:49

x64

Not applicable

D3d10warp.dll

6.2.9200.16492

2,565,120

13-Jan-2013

19:51

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

10,752

13-Jan-2013

20:35

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l2-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,584

13-Jan-2013

20:32

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-normaliz-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

2,560

13-Jan-2013

20:35

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-ole32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

5,632

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,072

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

9,728

13-Jan-2013

20:35

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l2-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

5,632

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x64

Not applicable

Api-ms-win-downlevel-version-l1-1-0.dll

6.2.9200.16492

3,072

13-Jan-2013

20:31

x64

Not applicable

Msmpeg2vdec-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

3,283

13-Jan-2013

21:23

Not Applicable

Not applicable

Msmpeg2vdec.dll

12.0.9200.16426

2,776,576

04-Jan-2013

06:11

x64

Not applicable

Wmphoto.dll

6.2.9200.16492

465,920

13-Jan-2013

18:32

x64

Not applicable

Xpsprint.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,682,432

13-Jan-2013

17:05

x64

AMD64_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-PRINTING-XPSP

Uianimation.dll

6.2.9200.16492

221,184

13-Jan-2013

19:24

x64

Not applicable

Windowscodecsext.dll

6.2.9200.16492

245,248

13-Jan-2013

19:25

x64

Not applicable

Windowscodecs.dll

6.2.9200.16492

1,424,384

13-Jan-2013

19:15

x64

Not applicable

For more information about Direct2D, see General information about Direct2D.

For more information about DirectWrite, see DirectWrite.

For more information about Direct3D, see Direct3D.

For more information about Windows Imaging Component, see Windows Imaging Component.

For more information about WARP, see Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP) Guide.

For more information about Windows Animation Manager, see Windows Animation Manager.

For more information about H.264 Video Decoder, see H.264 Video Decoder.

For more information about the XPS Document API, see XPS Document API.

For more information about the JPEG XR codec, see JPEG XR Codec overview.

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