Many people are reporting that some of the monthly updates issued by Microsoft on August 12, 2014 are causing severe problems. For example, some Windows 7 64-bit systems are getting system crashes. There are also font problems with some systems. Microsoft is withdrawing certain updates and is recommending that they be uninstalled. The Microsoft advisory with details is at this link. Additional information can be found at this ZDNet post.
I have not personally seen the problem with system crashes but I am following the Microsoft instructions and uninstalling the problem updates. Updates can be uninstalled in Control Panel.
Update 27 August, 2014 - Microsoft has issued a revised update. Be sure that the old one has been uninstalled before installing the new one.
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