Microsoft Yanks Windows Update for August After Crashes Reported

Microsoft pulled its update for August for Windows after reports of crashes came in from users and issues involving the restarting of their systems were announced.

The software giant has recommended that users uninstall the latest update.

Microsoft said that it has discovered issues that related to four different updates associated with the update in August. The updates dealt with security and other features and started rolling out August 2.

On Friday, Microsoft updated a security bulletin to warn its users of issues that were associated with the new updates.

A company statement said that Microsoft was investigating the behavior that was associated with the installing of the recent update and would update its bulletin when additional information was available.

The company added that it recommends its customers uninstall the last update. Microsoft, as an additional precaution, removed the links for the download of the security update.

The update applies to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 as well as Windows Vista and the 2003 Windows Server.

In specific, Microsoft was able to indentify three issues regarding the results of what it had seen when the update was installed by users.

First, the fonts were locked into a certain area and could not be changed. Second, fonts did not render correctly and thirdly and the most critical, Microsoft said it was investigating some reports that systems crash with an error message 0x50 when the updated is completed being installed.

There is a fix to the download if it has already been completed, but it involves the registry file.

The same bulletin by Microsoft details the different steps needed to make the fix.

Earlier Info World noted that a number of users complained of problems with the update and that one user discovered a way to fix the problem with the font.

Prior to August, Microsoft periodically issued large software updates providing significant upgrades in features such as with Windows 8.1.

However, in August if moved from that practice. It now pairs smaller feature enhancements with its monthly updates to security.

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