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Microsoft re-releases the patch that was causing Blue Screens of Death

Microsoft re-releases the patch that was causing Blue Screens of Death
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Windows just updated the MS14-045 "update" known to cause the Blue Screen of Death.

If you don't remember Microsoft's "oopsie" with its last update on what was formerly known as Patch Tuesday, here's what happened: In some computers, the update was known to cause the Blue Screen of Death, effectively bricking your computer.

Don't panic, there is a specific set of elements that are needed to create the perfect storm for the Blue Screen of Death. Microsoft quickly pulled the update, but anyone who downloaded the update might have found themselves out of luck.

The Blue Screen of Death happens when the update kernel incorrectly handles the Windows font cache file. This happens during the boot-up part of the update, so you're stuck in a reboot loop.

Luckily, the latest update fixes all of this. If you still have the infamous update, Microsoft advises you to uninstall the previous one before you install the fixed version.

Microsoft has created a workaround to help you if you've gotten the Blue Screen of Death. Click here to recover your computer.

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Source: ZDNet
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