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Windows 8.1 blue screen affects a minority

3 weeks ago Microsoft released a new update patch for its Windows 8.1 operating system with the nickname “August update”. This patch, similar to a Service Pack, did not bring more than some performance and stability improvements, but it was intended to create a maintenance release to more easily identify security patches for the system.

The August update for Windows 8.1 came with some pretty annoying issues for users. At best, many users have reported a number of errors related to operating system fonts and that caused that some texts were reproduced badly and were practically illegible. In the worst case, a series of random blue screens affected users, generating fear and a large number of criticisms on the Internet.

Despite the fact that Microsoft withdrew the malicious updates and recommended that its users uninstall the conflicting packages, the criticisms were already on the net. However, an in-depth study shows that the number of users affected by these errors is lower than originally believed. As we can read on the net, Only 0.01% of Windows 8.1 users who have upgraded to the August update have been affected by this error, so it is an error that has only affected a minority, as opposed to being a generalized error as originally thought.

The main reasons for this error are probably incompatibility with some piece of hardware or software. Microsoft is already working on fixing it and re-distributing the update as soon as possible for all users. Probably the second Tuesday in September the operating system will be updated again without the errors that the first patch has caused some users but which has given much to talk about. While this is happening, we remember that the Preview version of Windows 9 is still under development and that it will probably be released on September 30.

Are you one of those affected by blue screen after upgrading to Windows 8.1 August Update?

Source: Neowin