The download link of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update, also called the August Update, has been withdrawn from the website, after some errors were reported and the company has asked users to uninstall the updates if they have already installed them.
The link to the updates that was put up on Microsoft’s website has also been removed. Instead there is a message: “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”
There were several complaints after the updates were installed by users with some reports of system failure including BSOD (blue screen of death) while others reported that fonts were not being recognized.
The company has offered suggestions on how to uninstall the updates for specific problems reported by the users. For font error, has instructed: “Open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, and then click View installed updates. Find and then uninstall any of the following update that are currently installed: KB2982791, KB2970228, KB2975719, KB2975331”
For system crash, the procedure to rectify the PCs is long and the company is suggesting that specific installed updates must be deleted. You can find the instructions here.
Of all the updates, the update MS14-045 (Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege) is the worst and Microsoft has recommended users to uninstall it.