Microsoft: Uninstall Faulty Patch Tuesday Security Update

Microsoft announced last night that it has stopped pushing a security update originally released on Patch Tuesday because the fix is causing some PCs to blue screen. Microsoft recommends users uninstall the patch, which is also causing compatibility with some endpoint security software.

“We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors,” said Trustworthy Computing group manager Dustin Childs.

MS13-036 was part of this week’s Patch Tuesday update. It addressed three vulnerabilities in the Windows Kernel-Mode Driver, which if exploited could allow an attacker to elevate their privileges on a compromised machine.

Microsoft rated the vulnerabilities “important” because an exploit would require an attacker to have physical access to a computer. The faulty update does not result in any data loss for users, Childs said, adding that only update 2823324 has been removed from the Windows download center, and the remainder of MS13-036 is still available.

Users began reporting issues earlier this week with some systems failing to recover from restarts, or applications failing to load, after the patch was installed.


How to Add a User The Right Way in Windows 8

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One of Window 8′s best features is its ability to handle multiple users and sync their settings with the cloud. If you use a Microsoft account and log into your second, third or even millionth device with those credentials,  you’ll get the same wallpaper, account settings and even favorites you had on your other computers.

Despite these advantages, Windows 8 has one serious multiuser problem as by default new users cannot install desktop applications on their own. When secondary users try to install a program on the desktop, they’ll be hit with a User Account Control dialog box, asking for the admin password. After entering the password, the application installs but does not put a shortcut on the desktop or even — in our experience — in the apps menu.

If you want someone to be able to install software, you must give them admin privileges. Here’s how.

  1. Navigate to PC Settings under the Charms -> Settings menu. You must be logged in as an administrator before doing this. If you are the first user to have activated Windows 8 on this PC, you are an administrator.
    Select Change PC Settings

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