Whatever the criticality or otherwise of the newly discovered bug in Windows 7, it has certainly got Microsoft rattled. The firm's Windows division president Steve Sinofsky has personally responded via the comments section of popular geek blog Chris123NT to allay fears.
The blog alleged that if a user runs the chkdsk.exe utility "you should see your memory quickly gobbled away in the chkdsk.exe process until it either stops at or around 90% or it maxes completely out and crashes the computer".
However, Sinofsky replied, saying that his team has not come across any widespread reports of such a crash.
"While we appreciate the drama of 'critical bug' and then the pickup of 'showstopper' that I've seen, we might take a step back and realise that this might not have that defcon level," he wrote.
"Bugs that are so severe as to require immediate patches and attention would have to have no workarounds and would generally be such that a large set of people would run across them in the normal course of using their PC.
"We are certainly going to continue to look for, monitor, and address issues as they arise if required. So far this is not one of those issues."
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