XPS driver is slower than GDI driver to print files in Windows

This article describes an issue that occurs when XPS drivers print files together with lots of vector drawings in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. A hotfix is available to resolve this issue. The hotfix has prerequisites.

Hotfix information

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

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. 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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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, visit 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 April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes

Important Windows 8.1 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 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 8.1/Windows Server 2012 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

    6.3.960 0.18xxx

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

    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 for Windows Server 2012 R2" 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

Xpssvcs.dll

6.3.9600.18048

982,016

04-Sep-2015

17:53

x86

Locale.gpd

Not applicable

14,088

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.gpd

Not applicable

73

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.ppd

Not applicable

72

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Mxdwdrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

1,031,680

04-Sep-2015

17:27

x86

P6disp.gpd

Not applicable

25,489

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

P6font.gpd

Not applicable

3,293

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pcl4res.dll

0.3.5479.0

289,792

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pcl5eres.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,035,264

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pcl5ures.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,034,752

04-Sep-2015

19:15

x86

Pclxl.dll

0.3.5479.0

205,824

04-Sep-2015

19:13

x86

Pclxl.gpd

Not applicable

10,375

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pjl.gpd

Not applicable

1,156

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pjlmon.dll

6.3.9600.18048

17,920

04-Sep-2015

18:02

x86

Ps5ui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

777,216

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pscript.hlp

Not applicable

26,038

13-Aug-2015

13:30

Not applicable

Pscript.ntf

Not applicable

1,060,548

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Pscript5.dll

0.3.9600.18048

567,808

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pscrptfe.ntf

Not applicable

1,288,252

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Ps_schm.gdl

Not applicable

5,561

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stddtype.gdl

Not applicable

23,812

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdnames.gpd

Not applicable

14,362

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdschem.gdl

Not applicable

59,116

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdschmx.gdl

Not applicable

2,278

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Ttfsub.gpd

Not applicable

698

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Unidrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

422,912

04-Sep-2015

17:54

x86

Unidrv.hlp

Not applicable

21,225

13-Aug-2015

13:30

Not applicable

Unidrvui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

805,376

04-Sep-2015

19:15

x86

Unires.dll

0.3.9600.18048

845,824

04-Sep-2015

19:16

x86

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

Xpssvcs.dll

6.3.9600.18048

1,502,208

04-Sep-2015

19:08

x64

Locale.gpd

Not applicable

14,088

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.gpd

Not applicable

73

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.ppd

Not applicable

72

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Mxdwdrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

909,312

04-Sep-2015

18:31

x64

P6disp.gpd

Not applicable

25,489

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

P6font.gpd

Not applicable

3,293

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Pcl4res.dll

0.3.5479.0

289,792

04-Sep-2015

20:45

x64

Pcl5eres.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,035,264

04-Sep-2015

20:41

x64

Pcl5ures.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,034,752

04-Sep-2015

20:41

x64

Pclxl.dll

0.3.5479.0

205,824

04-Sep-2015

20:39

x64

Pclxl.gpd

Not applicable

10,375

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Pjl.gpd

Not applicable

1,156

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Pjlmon.dll

6.3.9600.18048

22,528

04-Sep-2015

19:21

x64

Ps5ui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

885,760

04-Sep-2015

20:40

x64

Pscript.hlp

Not applicable

26,038

13-Aug-2015

13:29

Not applicable

Pscript.ntf

Not applicable

1,062,732

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pscript5.dll

0.3.9600.18048

649,216

04-Sep-2015

20:40

x64

Pscrptfe.ntf

Not applicable

1,293,180

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Ps_schm.gdl

Not applicable

5,561

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Stddtype.gdl

Not applicable

23,812

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Stdnames.gpd

Not applicable

14,362

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Stdschem.gdl

Not applicable

59,116

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Stdschmx.gdl

Not applicable

2,278

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Ttfsub.gpd

Not applicable

698

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Unidrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

534,528

04-Sep-2015

19:11

x64

Unidrv.hlp

Not applicable

21,225

13-Aug-2015

13:29

Not applicable

Unidrvui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

928,256

04-Sep-2015

20:43

x64

Unires.dll

0.3.9600.18048

845,824

04-Sep-2015

20:45

x64

Xpssvcs.dll

6.3.9600.18048

982,016

04-Sep-2015

17:53

x86

Locale.gpd

Not applicable

14,088

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.gpd

Not applicable

73

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.ppd

Not applicable

72

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Mxdwdrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

1,031,680

04-Sep-2015

17:27

x86

P6disp.gpd

Not applicable

25,489

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

P6font.gpd

Not applicable

3,293

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pcl4res.dll

0.3.5479.0

289,792

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pcl5eres.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,035,264

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pcl5ures.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,034,752

04-Sep-2015

19:15

x86

Pclxl.dll

0.3.5479.0

205,824

04-Sep-2015

19:13

x86

Pclxl.gpd

Not applicable

10,375

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pjl.gpd

Not applicable

1,156

13-Aug-2015

13:38

Not applicable

Pjlmon.dll

6.3.9600.18048

17,920

04-Sep-2015

18:02

x86

Ps5ui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

777,216

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pscript.hlp

Not applicable

26,038

13-Aug-2015

13:30

Not applicable

Pscript.ntf

Not applicable

1,060,548

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Pscript5.dll

0.3.9600.18048

567,808

04-Sep-2015

19:14

x86

Pscrptfe.ntf

Not applicable

1,288,252

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Ps_schm.gdl

Not applicable

5,561

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stddtype.gdl

Not applicable

23,812

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdnames.gpd

Not applicable

14,362

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdschem.gdl

Not applicable

59,116

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Stdschmx.gdl

Not applicable

2,278

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Ttfsub.gpd

Not applicable

698

13-Aug-2015

13:44

Not applicable

Unidrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

422,912

04-Sep-2015

17:54

x86

Unidrv.hlp

Not applicable

21,225

13-Aug-2015

13:30

Not applicable

Unidrvui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

805,376

04-Sep-2015

19:15

x86

Unires.dll

0.3.9600.18048

845,824

04-Sep-2015

19:16

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Xpssvcs.dll

6.3.9600.18048

1,176,576

04-Sep-2015

17:19

Not applicable

Locale.gpd

Not applicable

14,088

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.gpd

Not applicable

73

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Msxpsinc.ppd

Not applicable

72

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Mxdwdrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

699,904

04-Sep-2015

16:55

Not applicable

P6disp.gpd

Not applicable

25,489

13-Aug-2015

13:31

Not applicable

P6font.gpd

Not applicable

3,293

13-Aug-2015

13:31

Not applicable

Pcl4res.dll

0.3.5479.0

289,792

04-Sep-2015

18:06

x86

Pcl5eres.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,035,264

04-Sep-2015

18:06

x86

Pcl5ures.dll

0.3.5479.0

1,034,752

04-Sep-2015

18:07

x86

Pclxl.dll

0.3.5479.0

205,824

04-Sep-2015

18:06

x86

Pclxl.gpd

Not applicable

10,375

13-Aug-2015

13:31

Not applicable

Pjl.gpd

Not applicable

1,156

13-Aug-2015

13:31

Not applicable

Pjlmon.dll

6.3.9600.18048

17,408

04-Sep-2015

17:27

Not applicable

Pscript.ntf

Not applicable

1,060,548

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Pscript5.dll

0.3.9600.18048

505,856

04-Sep-2015

18:06

Not applicable

Pscrptfe.ntf

Not applicable

1,288,252

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Ps_schm.gdl

Not applicable

5,561

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Stddtype.gdl

Not applicable

23,812

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Stdnames.gpd

Not applicable

14,362

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Stdschem.gdl

Not applicable

59,116

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Stdschmx.gdl

Not applicable

2,278

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Ttfsub.gpd

Not applicable

698

13-Aug-2015

13:34

Not applicable

Unidrv.dll

0.3.9600.18048

347,648

04-Sep-2015

17:20

Not applicable

Unidrv.hlp

Not applicable

21,225

13-Aug-2015

13:28

Not applicable

Unidrvui.dll

0.3.9600.18048

723,456

04-Sep-2015

18:06

Not applicable

Unires.dll

0.3.9600.18048

845,824

04-Sep-2015

18:06

Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

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

File property

Value

File name

X86_a6109df10ae6b010161de09a8a853aa8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_5df250c5084b95cd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:03

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-printing-reach_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_bb3b4c7b2da7c8da.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,264

Date (UTC)

04-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_cfcf6f1ed628a7db.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

20,600

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:06

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_a6109df10ae6b010161de09a8a853aa8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_ba10ec48c0a90703.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:03

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_c28f705c589f908b89c5763d43fd2784_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_4491b3898a278858.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:03

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-printing-reach_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_1759e7fee6053a10.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,266

Date (UTC)

04-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

20:55

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_2bee0aa28e861911.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

20,660

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-printing-reach_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_bb3b4c7b2da7c8da.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,264

Date (UTC)

04-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_cfcf6f1ed628a7db.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

20,600

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:10

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_59f35e850d7cbe3705008e803bcf4354_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_9fe85721758f154b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:03

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-printing-reach_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_bb3dbed32da4e7a0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,264

Date (UTC)

04-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

18:16

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18048_none_cfd1e176d625c6a1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

19,225

Date (UTC)

08-Sep-2015

Time (UTC)

19:03

Platform

Not applicable

Status

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

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