Microsoft Takes Down Windows 8.1 August Update Download Links

And asks users to uninstall this new update, while at it. This has been reflected in an updated advisory on Microsoft Support, with the company confirming that four different updates have been removed.

Although no reasons was provided at first, the software titan removed the download links to both the x86 and x64 versions of the update. These were uploaded directly to Microsoft servers right before the planned rollout of this month’s Update Tuesday cycle.

Attempts to access them results in an error in the browser that states “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”

All said and done, the company is probably investigation these reported issues that have resulted in some users experiencing black screen at boot, with their PCs failing to boot into the operating system.

Anyway, here are the four updates that are no longer available for download:

2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

And just for the record, Microsoft also asks users that have already installed these updates and are experiencing issues to uninstall these patches from the Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates section — KB2982791, KB2970228, KB2975719, and KB2975331.

Always better to be on the safe side!

Please Leave Your Comments Below...

  • John Howe

    Unbelievable. Does this happen with every software release? This needs to be taken care of at Redmond. This is getting ridiculous. Not fair to the users.

    • Biz12

      I agree John. This just screams lazy/rushed. It’s happening far too often right now at Redmond. This needs to be fixed in a hurry.

  • WillyThePooh

    My PCs have not experiencing any problem at all. All work happily.

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