Microsoft has decided to introduce, or should we say, reintroduce a patch that was removed earlier this month after that installation of that patch resulted in boot failures. Needless to say, whatever bugs that were in there have been squashed as promised, so all should be smooth sailing from now on – fingers crossed, that is. In the kernel-mode security update KB2982791, there were a trio of known issues, where among them include the locking down of the fonts folder in Windows, the incorrect rendering of system fonts on Windows 8, 8.1, 8.1 RT and Server 2012 R2.
It did not take too long for Microsoft to address these issues, and the revamped patch is now available for those who want a headache-free installation, where it will be released under a new KB number that is called KB2993651. Microsoft has made a recommendation to their users who did install the earlier update to uninstall it, before installing the new one.
Taking into consideration that the Microsoft Support site continues to list the Fonts related issues as being around in this update, which means that Microsoft still has some work left to do, having patched up the seemingly more important system crashes and boot issues. Perhaps in a later update?