The Skip button cannot be hidden for an OEM registration page in Windows 8.1

Symptoms

When an OEM configures the OEM registration page for a computer that is running Windows 8.1, the Skip button cannot be hidden.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows 8.1 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

The English (United States) 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 8.1 file information and notesImportant Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Blue RTM" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Blue RTM" 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

    6.3.960 0.16xxx

    Windows 8.1

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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 8.1 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 all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msoobedui.dll

6.3.9600.16485

394,752

11-Dec-2013

06:53

x86

Msoobeplugins.dll

6.3.9600.16485

403,968

11-Dec-2013

08:16

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msoobedui.dll

6.3.9600.16485

456,704

11-Dec-2013

07:00

x64

Msoobeplugins.dll

6.3.9600.16485

491,008

11-Dec-2013

08:55

x64

For all supported ARM-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msoobedui.dll

6.3.9600.16485

421,376

11-Dec-2013

06:23

Not Applicable

Msoobeplugins.dll

6.3.9600.16485

433,152

11-Dec-2013

07:35

Not Applicable


Status

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

Additional file information for Windows 8.1

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

Package_1_for_kb2919348~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,513

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:47

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2919348_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,464

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:47

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_175e60c72378bae4925fd0127f591a4f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_1213b0c675d4c105.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:47

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_78db75e3342735c07a9971707e0094b2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_a51f1945a5421503.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:47

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-dui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_757bed301ef9372c.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

45,539

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

13:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-plugins_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_63d6f9fc22ca4278.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

40,321

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

13:21

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

Amd64_06217dbbe4fd8badb4cbf5981cda242f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_dc66cd842a585cf9.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_52394d74f1624654cfacc08fba0654d4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_0cf7892e90e43ba1.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-dui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_d19a88b3d756a862.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

45,543

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

18:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-plugins_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_bff5957fdb27b3ae.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

40,325

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

18:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2919348~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,501

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2919348~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,054

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2919348_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,405

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:50

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported ARM-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

Arm_f4c3ba8f3f394478d39d6403289483cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_95de1c4766f29ade.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:46

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Arm_fed1506d224fd1bd07f7ad718df69d6b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_d18e068940f26c17.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:46

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-dui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_757e5f881ef655f2.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

45,539

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

10:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-oobe-machine-plugins_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16485_none_63d96c5422c7613e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

40,321

Date (UTC)

11-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

10:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2919348~31bf3856ad364e35~arm~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,513

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:46

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2919348_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~arm~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,464

Date (UTC)

13-Dec-2013

Time (UTC)

19:46

Platform

Not Applicable


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