This article describes an issue in which magstripe drivers in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 have a limited number of supported devices. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

The inbox drivers for Magnetic stripe reader (MSR) Human Interface Devices (HID) have a limited number of supported devices from two Original equipment manufacturers (OEM), MagTek and iD Tech, and are not extensible to support more devices. 

How to obtain this update

Important Do not install a language pack after you install this update. If you do, the language-specific changes in the update will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Note This update enables OEMs to customize the driver for new devices that use different vendor IDs or product IDs and still keep Windows Store apps supported.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: 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 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

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.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014, update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1.

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 does not replace a previously released update.

The global version of this update 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 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

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 8.1

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very 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

Idtsec.dll

6.3.9600.17891

60,928

29-May-2015

02:20

x86

Mgtdyn.dll

6.3.9600.17891

58,368

29-May-2015

02:20

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Idtsec.dll

6.3.9600.17891

79,360

29-May-2015

03:08

x64

Mgtdyn.dll

6.3.9600.17891

76,800

29-May-2015

03:08

x64

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Idtsec.dll

6.3.9600.17891

50,176

29-May-2015

01:52

Not applicable

Mgtdyn.dll

6.3.9600.17891

47,616

29-May-2015

01:52

Not applicable


Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1


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

File property

Value

File name

X86_idtsec.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_e2e63eeed7b43f7d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,098

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

03:20

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_mgtdyn.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_08af2912904d18ce.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,098

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

03:21

Platform

Not applicable


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

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_idtsec.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_3f04da729011b0b3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,102

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

04:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_mgtdyn.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_64cdc49648aa8a04.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,102

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

04:12

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_idtsec.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_e2e8b146d7b15e43.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,098

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

02:38

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_mgtdyn.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17891_none_08b19b6a904a3794.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,098

Date (UTC)

29-May-2015

Time (UTC)

02:38

Platform

Not applicable




Status

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

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

More Information

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.

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