A little over a month ago, Microsoft released Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Preview to the public. Many users who are running the newest version of Windows are encountering a common issue while performing multimedia or communication activities.
The operating system randomly hangs while watching videos, editing video files, browsing the Internet, or performing other multimedia activities. According to Microsoft, the problem occurs because of an issue in the interaction between state-machine driving dynamic tick transitions and the sate-machine-driving clock rate changes.
While one can simply disable dynamic tick by executing bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes command, this will reduce the battery life and power optimizations. Though the issue will be fixed in the final version (RTM), an hotfix has been released to address the issue Release Preview.
Microsoft has just released a hotfix to address the issue in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Users can now download the Hotfix from the link provided at the end of this article. If you have already disabled the dynamic tick using the above mentioned command, we suggest you enable the same by running bcdedit /set disabledynamictick no command after installing the hotfix. Enabling dynamic tick will reduce battery usage.
The update to fix this issue is also available from Windows Update. To install the update, launch Windows Update by typing wuapp in Run dialog (use Windows + R to launch Run dialog), click (or tap) check for updates button, install KB2727113 update, and finally restart your PC to fix the issue.
Please note that the update doesn’t address any other issues in Windows 8.
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