Using Linux to back out a Windows XP patch
Feb 17, 2010, 04:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Horowitz)
"As of this writing (Tuesday Feb 16th) there don't seem to be
any new suggestions from Microsoft to assist XP users whose systems
were rendered un-bootable after installing the February 9th
patches. For example, the last entry on The Microsoft Security
Response Center blog is four days old.
"So let me offer a suggestion: boot to Linux and move some files
"Windows Update on XP is architected to allow for the backing
out of patches. The problem is that this depends on the system
being bootable, so it's of no use when even Safe Mode is
unavailable, as is the case here. And, as I wrote last time, the
official troubleshooting tool from Microsoft, the Recovery Console,
is unusable for many, if not most, Windows XP users."