Re: It is true
Well I'll try that one liner later today, but I'm not optimistic because i meddled with winsxs folder and disabled restore points.
I kept Windows on that old Athlon machine because it was convenient enough for a fileserver, video surveillance receiver, p2p file sharing, testing web apps on Windows server, and most of all for Oracle db I need for my faculty project.
If simple approaches for repair fail, I'll put in an SSD with Linux from an old laptop and conjure up some virtual machine abomination in order to run that Oracle server for a few weeks more. Anyways, there goes a few hours of my time, thanks a lot MS!
My other machine which runs AMD Phenom II 1055T survived this Windows 7 patch with no problems.