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Direct Download KB938194 For Vista Performance

Here is another Vista Update that’s not being automatically installed by the Windows Update service.

Windows Vista Update KB938194 was released together with Vista Performance Update KB938979 on the 7th of August at Microsoft Download Centre.

According to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article ID 938194, this Vista Update will fix some of the known compatibility and reliability issues in all Windows Vista editions (including 64-bit version).

To be specific, if you’ve been facing these operational errors in any Windows Vista computer, you might need to install Vista Update KB938194 for the sake of Vista reliability and performance:
  • The Vista computer monitor goes blank when trying to upgrade a video driver (also discuss in KB932539).
     
  • The Vista computer hangs up with an error message that said [ Display driver stopped responding and has recovered ] and the computer can only be restarted by pressing the CPU’s power button.
     
  • The Vista computer hangs up or restarts unexpectedly when playing video games or performing desktop operations.
     
  • The Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) stops responding when the Vista computer is under heavy load or when very little memory is available.
     
  • The Vista computer screen goes blank when a projector is turned off during a presentation.
     
  • Stability issues with some graphics processing units (GPUs), i.e. graphic card processors stop responding or hangs up.
     
  • Visual appearance issues occur when playing graphics-intensive computer games.
     
  • Experience poor playback quality when playing high definition DVD or Blue-ray movies on a large monitor.
     
  • Applications that load the Netcfgx.dll component exit unexpectedly.
     
  • Windows Calendar hangs up Windows Vista computer after creating a new appointment or new task.
     
  • Internet Connection Sharing stops responding after upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista.
     
  • The Printer Spooler service stops unexpectedly.
     
  • Windows Vista turns to a deadly blue-screen with a Stop 0x9F error message when the computer goes to Sleep mode while a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection is active (also discuss on KB931671 and KB936150).

Since there is no automatic installation by Windows Update service, you’ve to wait for WGA validation, download and install this Vista Update manually. For the convenient of one-click download without waiting for WGA validation as well as those who prefer to use non-IE7 web browser, here is the direct download link of Vista Update KB938194 that hosted at Microsoft download centre.

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