Windows: Compatibiliy Update KB3150513 (Sept. 21, 2018)

[German]Microsoft has released again on September 21, 2018 the compatibility update KB3150513 for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and the still supported versions of Windows 10.


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Compatibility update KB3150513 for the following clients

Update KB3150513 (Latest compatibility definition update for Windows) is available for the following Windows clients:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Starter

Update KB3150513 is provided as a recommended update through Windows Update. The update may not be available on all platforms at the same time. It will only be available on platforms for which there are new definitions. You can also manually download and install the KB3150513 update from Microsoft Update Catalog.

But I would be careful with the installation and would wait a few days. Previoud updates form other months has caused collateral damages.

That’s what the compatibility update is for

This update contains the latest compatibility diagnostic definitions that are performed on the system. The updated definitions allow Microsoft and its partners to ensure compatibility for all customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. 

Installing this update also ensures that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update based on the compatibility results.

Preconditions for update installation

This update is only offered via Windows Update, if the updates below are installed.


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  • Windows 10 Version 1607: Cumulative Update KB4013429 March 14, 2017
  • Windows 10 Version 1511: Cumulative Update KB3176493 August 9, 2016
  • Windows 8.1 Und Windows 8: Update KB2976978
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1): Update KB2952664
  • Windows 7 RTM: Update KB2977759

After the update installation the machine may have to be rebooted. The files replaced by the update are described here.


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1 Response to Windows: Compatibiliy Update KB3150513 (Sept. 21, 2018)

  1. My apology says:

    Hello, THANKYOU for very sensible site advice !
    I’ve kept my own .txt update records since 5.25 / 3.5″ disk days . . . .

    Just a very very “trivial spelling comment” in case you’re interested:
    https://borncity.com/win/2018/09/22/windows-compatibiliy-update-kb3150513-sept-21-2018/

    re: Previoud updates form other months has caused collateral damages.
    Previous <<—– keyed as D not S

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