Microsoft pulls its August Windows update

By | August 18, 2014

The tech giant Microsoft has pulled its August Update for Windows after many of the users have reported the crashes and issues restarting their systems. And now the company is currently recommending users uninstall the update. The operating system has discovered some issues relating to four individual updates associated with the August Update: 2982791, 2970228, 2975719, and 297533. The updates addressed security and features, and began rolling out on August 2.

The Microsoft updated its security bulletin MS14-045 on  the last Friday to warn users of issues associated with the updates. The Microsoft is investigating  the behavior associated with the installation of this update, and they  will update this bulletin when more information becomes available.


The tech giant wrote on its page

[quote]“Microsoft recommends that customers uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed the download links to the 2982791 security update.”[/quote]

The tech giant  Microsoft has specifically, identified three known issues< regarding the “behavior” it had seen when users installed the update. First of all, the fonts that are installed in a location other than the default fonts directory (%windir%\fonts\) cannot be changed when they are loaded into any active session, essentially locking them in. Second, fonts don’t render correctly. The third issue is the most critical, however: Microsoft said that it is investigating reports that systems may crash with a “0x50 Stop error message” after the updates are installed.

If you have downloaded the updates already, don’t worry—there is a fix- You’ll need to enter the Windows Recovery Environment, delete the fntcache.dat file, reboot, export the file, delete the file again, uninstall the updates, reboot, and re-import the font file. (Be sure to use the linked support document above as your guide.)