IdTech magnetic stripe reader device does not work in Windows 8.1

Dear Readers,


When you use an IDtech magnetic stripe reader device such as MiniMag (PID 500) or SecureMag (PID 2010) through a generic human interface device (HID) in Windows 8.1, you receive invalid data from the device. Therefore, retail devices do not work as expected.


To resolve this issue, install update 2919355. For more information about how to obtain update 2919355, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014


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

Smart Card Selected APDU commands
Public Key Cryptography