Microsoft Pulls August Update, Warns Users To Uninstall It Immediately
Microsoft released a patch for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Servers few days ago, but instead of doing any good, this update started to cause havoc in users’ computers. As a result, Microsoft had to pull several updates from download channels and recommended users to uninstall them.
“[W]e are aware of some issues related to the recent updates and we are working on a fix,” Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet.
The biggest issue that is damaging the computers is the MS14-045 update, and Microsoft wants you to uninstall this recent update as soon as possible because it may damage your computer moving forward.
There are total of three known issues that have been faced by the people who have downloaded this latest update.
First issue that is being faced comes right after the installation, when the computer fonts that are not in the main font’s directory can’t be changed, and if you try to replace or delete these files, you will only get the message saying “File in use.”
Another issue that is being faced by the users is systems crashing with the 0x50 stop error message after the following updates are installed:
- 2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
- 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
- 2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
- 2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
Do uninstall these updates and you will need to repair your windows, for which you will require installation media for Windows 8.1, either a DVD or a USB. Just start your computer and select the option of booting with DVD or USB and when you reach the page named as Install Windows, then select the “Repair your Computer” option to get back your regular settings.
If you do not have any USB or DVD to help you with, then just use the power button to turn off your computer for three times, and your computer will automatically start Window Recovery Environment where you will need to select the Troubleshoot option.
After you have completed this step, go to the command prompt and write the following command:
After this, file is deleted from your system, just restart it and it will start off perfectly without giving you any trouble.
Your computer is in a much better state now, but still you will need to follow a few steps, as given by Microsoft, to adjust the Fonts.
For the people who have not yet updated, do note that this update is not safe to download and you should refrain from installing it, until you receive a word of its safety from Microsoft.