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    Aug 12 Windows Updates for W7/8 - Warning.

    Some of the most recent batch of Windows Updates have been causing a number of problems, including crashing Windows with 0x50 BSODs.

    It looks like MS has listed 4 updates that have been 'pulled' as part of 3 groups of 'known issues', also a workaround has been detailed: MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014

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    If the Updates don't appear to be causing a problem, is it best to just leave them installed?

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    Well, Trev, I've had 2 of them installed since Tuesday with no ill effects, if I do get a problem, I'll know where to look I'd leave them but check occasionally for updated versions.

    If you do see any anomalies (particularly with font rendering) or worse, check the link for the current workaround/fix, a simple uninstall might not be the best route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Well, Trev, I've had 2 of them installed since Tuesday with no ill effects, if I do get a problem, I'll know where to look I'd leave them but check occasionally for updated versions.

    If you do see any anomalies (particularly with font rendering) or worse, check the link for the current workaround/fix, a simple uninstall might not be the best route.
    Unfortunately I read the MS14-045 bulletin and went ahead and uninstalled the 2 updates I had on my system, rather than waiting for a reply here.

    I'll see what happens, but thanks for your help in any event.

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    No worries, Trev, at least they should be fixed next time they're offered

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    For what its worth, I had no problems with the Aug updates on either my Windows 7 or Windows 8 machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    For what its worth, I had no problems with the Aug updates on either my Windows 7 machines.

    Jerry
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    This thread is reminding me of a question I have been meaning to post:
    If a MS update say KB123456 is deamed faulty enough by MS to be redone does it get offered/installed on a machine that had the original update installed and is it offer as the same KB123456. It seems most of the udated KBs I have seen are just verbiage edits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post

    This thread is reminding me of a question I have been meaning to post:
    If a MS update say KB123456 is deamed faulty enough by MS to be redone does it get offered/installed on a machine that had the original update installed and is it offer as the same KB123456. It seems most of the udated KBs I have seen are just verbiage edits.
    It depends on the resolution. If it is just a metadata or detection fix then probably not. Otherwise, it most likely will be re-offered. It may not be the full fix that is re-offered.

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    I had two of these, I didn't see any problems at all on my 8.1 machine, I uninstalled them anyway.

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