Hotfix for Audio file playback crash in windows 8/8.1


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When you play back an audio file on a Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012-based computer that contains a high definition audio (HDAudio) device, the system may crash.

This issue occurs because of a race condition when starting the HDAudio device.

To resolve this issue, install Microsoft support files from the Microsoft Download Center, or install the hotfix that is described in this article.

Windows 8 x86/x64:

Windows 8.1 x86:

Windows 8.1 x64:

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