For what it's worth, I LOVE my win 8.1 install w/ Classic Shell. However, I have both these updates pending to install with no way to uninstall until I actually do reboot. Can't say I'm eager to shut her down right now. Can the font cache be unlocked via "unlocker" or some other such software? I'm lazy and don't want to dick with repair options this morning. EDIT: the file can be freely deleted without such tools. Rebooting. EDIT II: Rebooted, uninstalled the updates, set to clear pagefile at reboot, rebooted another 4 times and all is dandy.