Windows Update pushed Internet Explorer 11 as an 'important' update to my Sony VPCCB2C5E laptop. This laptop has the hybrid AMD / Intel graphics drivers and suffers from the well documented and complained about issue of bluescreens with the KB2670838 platform update for Windows 7 SP1 which was a prerequisite for IE10. IE10 and KB2670838 had been withdrawn from the Windows Update offerings for my machine.
In a spirit of optimism I applied the IE11 update thinking that a fix for the graphics issue must have been produced. Sadly not, as although two hotfixes (KB2834140 and KB2836502) were also pushed and installed the machine became unstable and crashed randomly and frequently with the signatures documented under KB2670838.
Having wasted time removing these updates can I ask Microsoft to go back to the drawing board and do some further testing and produce a real fix for platform update? In the meantime is there a work round I could try?