Last week, Microsoft rolled out a series of updates aimed at fixing a major CPU security vulnerability affecting virtually all Windows computers. Windows 7 KB4056894 is one of those patches, but judging by user reports, the update caused more harm than good. Many users complained that the update caused their computers to stop working.
As a quick reminder, another major update triggered similar results. Windows 10 version 1709 KB4056892 turned many computers into simple pieces of decoration. Read more about it in this round-up article.
So, if you’re planning to update your Windows 7 computer soon, read this article to learn what are the most common KB4056894 bugs reported by users. Maybe you’ll change your mind and postpone installing the updates, although this means making your PC vulnerable to the latest CPU cyber threats.
Windows 7 KB4056894 issues
1. BSOD and error 0x000000C4
By far, the most frequent KB4056894 bugs is the annoying Blue Screen of Death. Judging by the number of views that this thread got on Microsoft’s forum, there must be tens of thousands of users experiencing this problem.
After installing the latest Windows updates and rebooting, I got the following error:
*** STOP: 0x000000C4 (0X0000000000000091, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFF80002C4EFC0, 0x0000000000000000) I could not boot into Safe Mode. I was able to boot into the recover console and uninstall the latest update that was still in the “Install Pending” state
Again, it seems that this issue is prevalent for AMD computers, and especially those powered by the following chips:
- AMD Athlon X2 6000+
- AMD Athlon X2 4800+
- AMD Athlon X2 4600+
- AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400
- AMD Opteron 285
- AMD Turion X