#PSA: Don’t Install The August Preview Updates For Windows 11 And Windows 10

If you value your sanity, or simply don’t want your computer to suddenly start having the “blue screen of death”, then you might want to avoid installing KB5029351 and KB5029331 onto your Windows 10 or 11 PC as those updates will do just that according to widespread reports:

Microsoft has received reports of an issue in which users are receiving an ‘UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR’ error message on a blue screen after installing updates released on August 2,” Redmond said. The company also added that the problematic cumulative updates “might automatically uninstall to allow Windows to start up as expected.” Microsoft is investigating the newly acknowledged known issue to find out whether it stems from a Microsoft-related cause. The company also urged users encountering these BSOD errors to file a report using the Feedback Hub.

The purpose of preview updates is to allow Windows admins and users to test fixes and improvements scheduled for release with the forthcoming September 2023 Patch Tuesday rollout. In other words, it’s a form of beta testing. But it looks like this beta is problematic and you should steer clear of it at all costs.

Consider yourself warned.

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