You can't always, but you can prepare a recovery disk and also burn a copy of HBCD before your inevitable power cycle or reboot.
This system did not have a recovery partition, so no recovery mode on the HD, and it won't boot a restore disc... it was the perfect storm of garbage.
Otherwise I absolutely would have done a system restore.
Yep. That partition didn't exist on the affected machine because end user reasons, or I definitely would have tried it.
You could also boot with the install media and do a System Restore since Windows Update generates a checkpoint when you install updates.
If you don't have that option, my original solution will get you up and running, inconvenient as it may be.
This rollback procedure got my Win7 x64 system booting again:
From another system with the same bit width and service pack level, grab the files C:\Windows\System32\gdi32.dll and C:\Windows\System32\Win32k.sys.
Using HBCD or a similar boot disc, boot your defunct system. You can also snag the hard drive and plug it into another working computer.
BACK UP the gdi32.dll and win32k.sys files from System32 to another location just in case. Overwrite those two files in System32 with the ones you grabbed from the other system.
Your system is now bootable, having effectively rolled back the KB2982791 update. This is a quick and dirty procedure and leaves the update itself in an indeterminate state.
No no, upsell and upset are synonymous in this case. It's totally okay.
I wonder which direction the money flows in cases like this. Does Facebook pay the carrier, or does the carrier pay Facebook? Seems to me that both parties are equally at fault here. Some suits probably had a meeting about increasing shareholder value and leveraging popular apps and shook hands, then told the dev team to make it happen. Not that I'm thrilled with bundled software being possible on Android... I wish it wasn't... but it's not Android's fault that someone got greedy.
> Google's Android phones flat out REFUSE to uninstall Facebook, for example.
It uninstalls just fine, thank you very much.
Or are you referring specifically to Nexus devices?
I did this to a former roommate as well. He would have HD videos (Netflix, Youtube, etc) streaming on his computer AND game consoles at the same time, while he was uploading videos he was editing and downloading games and stuff like that.
Exactly my point... If you learn a skill at your job, your employer cannot strip you of that skill when you leave.
Obviously selling government secrets is different from saying here's how you implement industry best practices to create security processes.
If the government had a secret security-bypassing technique, and had educated him on its use, he may or may not be obligated under his new employer to close the hole. And as a constituent of that government, I would approve of that use of that information.
"Without the classified information he acquired in his former position, he literally would have nothing to offer to you."
Oh brother. A former work colleague saying "You'd be nothing without us!"
It's not like a person exists outside of their job, or can ever learn new things, right?
Which big box retailer or mall outlet sells those?
Publicists usually say that any kind of buzz is good for business.
And they know people are going to buy it. When J. Random User with $400 walks into a store and wants to buy a laptop, does (s)he have any other choice?
Same experience here... There were turds in all these hidden locations, because the cat knew I would be upset about it... and the cat was always so guilty looking and skittish (normally greets me like a dog) when I would come home to a fresh one. So I didn't even find out about the clumping or odor control. It doesn't seem like they even tested the product before going to market.
It would be awesome if cell phone salespeople would be aware of that and help their customers who are switching platforms.