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Update to fix random freezes on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

As widely reported, a significant number of RC testers of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are experiencing hang issues with the operating system.  Microsoft has identified the issue as being related to multimedia and communication activities – and, in fact, just about any normal multimedia function of a modern day PC like video editing, unified communications, or other multimedia activities.

There’s a workaround for the issue, but it kills battery life by disabling Windows 8/2012’s dynamic tick function.  However, Microsoft has released a Hotfix to resolve the issue permanently.

Download the Hotfix: Article ID: 2727113

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