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Giblets: Microsoft wants you to not update Windows just yet

So if you’re updating Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 today, make sure you untick and hide MS14-045, a which is a group of security updates that patch a few vulnerabilities inside Windows to improve multi-language support and/or security. This applies to KB2982791, KB290228, KB2975719 and KB2975331, all updates that appear on Windows 7 as well. Once installed, a large number of users have reported seeing blue screens and occasionally a corrupted installation. In the case of KB2982791, uninstalling it fixes one of the blue screen errors. If you encounter issues with any of the other updates, this may require repairing Windows using a disc or, in some severe cases that I’ve seen online in several forums already, a complete reformat.

Microsoft says they are working on the issue and hope to have an update soon about the situation. In the meantime, it’s probably better to hold off on automatic updates for now.

Sources: Computerworld, Microsoft Community, Microsoft Support

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  • Alex Rowley

    I turned off auto updates for 8.1 because it updates so frequently and happily tells you that it WILL restart if you don’t do it yourself, got very annoying.

    • BinaryMind

      I can’t wait until the day the whole OS runs from the cloud… NOT!

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wesley-Fick/184346154999538 Wesley Fick

        Google would sue them because they already have the patent for that anyway.

        • BinaryMind

          oh. Awesome I think? :P

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