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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Microsoft Aug Patch Tue Could Cause BSOD


Yes, no joke~! 4 of the suspected Patch Tue updates for Aug 2014 were suspected to cause some users to crash or BSOD. Judging from the descriptions, it will only be a matter of time when the criteria are met. In fact, it is Microsoft who advise users to UNINSTALL these patches ASAP!

Don't worry,  let me walk you through this. Hopefully when you are now reading this, your PC has not crashed yet. Then the steps are simpler (I did not say it is simple, just not as complicated).

If your Windows is still alive... Time to uninstall those patches. According to Microsoft:
Open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, and then click View installed updates. Find and then uninstall any of the following update that are currently installed:
  • KB2982791
  • KB2970228
  • KB2975719
  • KB2975331
Well, firstly, not very helpful. The patches are not arranged by KB numbers and the search somehow do not deal with these numbers either.
But luckily, you can still sort them by name and you should be looking for these two:
Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2982791)
Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2975719)

Based on the descriptions, it is very likely you will only have one of these:
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
So you might want to look for the other one instead if you are still on Windows 8.0

So, I guess its perfectly normal to have just one of them. As for the other missing one:
2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows

It sound like I may not have it because I do not have the Russian language installed? Likely.

Well if you are a bit out of luck and had the BSOD, you will have to go into safe mode to save that. The details are on their page at:

I strongly suggest you print that out on a working computer. Or be lazy and just system restore back to the previous month... That will probably work.

1 comment:

Winston Avalon said...

Apparently, if you scroll all the way to the right (Might need to enable detail view), you can also sort by date.

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