Posted by cnetwork On Friday, December 16, 2011 0 comments
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It appears that, by going to the download page of the hotfix, after one agrees to the license agreement, there will be only a page with no hotfixes to speak of.
This is very strange, because it was less than twelve hour ago, from the time of writing of this article, that we first caught wind of the encouraging news.
The patch, compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems., was supposed to enable support for SMT.
SMT, short for Simultaneous Multithreading, is the technology that AMD's Bulldozer brought to market and which isn't available anywhere else (or supported by operating systems).
Granted, only some programs, like data processing, simulations and rendering applications can use the feature, but anything is better than nothing.
Alas, 'nothing' is precisely what users will encounter by following this innocent link.
Things get doubly strange when one notices that the KB2592546 page, the support page as it were, is still very much alive and kicking (figuratively speaking).
There is no clue as to why the update was yanked or how long it will take for it to be put back on, if it ever happens.
Given the continued existence of the support page, we assume it will be back, perhaps just in a matter of hours, but that leaves the question of why this occurred and if the initial download package had any flaw that will end up damaging the systems of those who managed to get it.
We assume it will be an easy matter of uninstalling and reinstalling if that is the case, but stranger things have happened.