Microsoft reissues “August update” for Windows 8.1 fixing previous BSOD issue

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On September 2, Microsoft is re-releasing the second incremental update for Windows 8.1. On August 12th and on schedule, the software giant made available a new update for Windows, but only a few days later the company was forced to pull out the download links from its website and from the Windows Update due to users reporting that it was causing BSODs in a small number of PCs (according to the company it only affected 0.01% of users).

Today is a new day and the software maker is announcing that the bugs have been worked out and the update is ready for download (the update is filed as KB2975719).

Microsoft officials offered the following statement:

UPDATE September 2nd: On August 15th, as soon as we became aware of a small number of customers experiencing problems with the August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2975719), we immediately investigated and pulled the problematic update making it unavailable to download. Today, we are re-releasing this update with fixes for these known issues.

The update appears as Optional update, this means that if you haven’t included optional updates to install automatically you’ll have to check the update manually to install. If you don’t see the update, you can download the update from the Microsoft download center (x86 and x64).

The company also said that those affected by August update, should resolve the issue first with previously offered instructions, before installing the update.

Source Microsoft

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