Microsoft’s monthly security update on the second Tuesday of August 2014, aka “Patch Tuesday,” created a crash/boot loop for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users who installed the update, as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
Microsoft has pulled the security update, including download links as a precaution, but this failed software patch did create some havoc for Windows users who installed the update before the more recent announcement, havoc that could have been totally avoided even if they did install it, had they installed InstantRecovery (or InstantRescue) on their machines prior to installing the update.
Microsoft Pulls Crash-Inducing Security Update
Microsoft’s August security update resulted in three issues, the worst of which was a system crash, as reported by Redmond Magazine:
“Finally, and more severe, the update could lead to a crash ‘with a 0x50 Stop error message (bugcheck),’ according to Microsoft. In some extreme situations, the third issue could lead to a system being stuck in a crash loop where the computer fails to properly start up every time the computer experiences a “Blue Screen of Death” crash associated with the error.”
Yes, InstantRecovery (or InstantRescue) would have eliminated any downtime related to the failed patch, and they would have restored access to not only the user’s operating system immediately after the crash occurred but selected data and applications as well.
IT professionals running Windows Server with InstantRecovery Server installed would also have been able to immediately restore a crashed server, applications and any selected data.
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