Flawed Microsoft updates from Tuesday pulled
August 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Microsoft has pulled one security update and one non-security updates and recommend that they be uninstalled from your system.
The first one is for KB2982791 as part of MS14-045. The second one [would you believe] is an update to the Russia ruble currency symbol [those dastardly Russians!]. You can find this one as KB2970228 but also in the August “roll-up” for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
The updates are available in some form for all supported versions of Windows. The updates themselves have been pulled from Microsoft’s web site. There have been some workarounds but are not guaranteed to work.
Failure to not uninstall them could result in a rare [well for recent versions of Windows] blue screen of death with the code 0x00000050.
To remove each update [based on the Windows 7 setup but will work very similarly in others], go to Control Panel. Then Programs and Features. Then View Installed Updates on the left. Let it load the updates [unless you see it right away]. Find KB2982791 and click the Uninstall button at the top. Wait a minute or so and then it will ask if you want to reboot. You don’t have to do that right away. Repeat for KB2970228.