update Battlefield 2142
hasn't had a smooth launch; in addition to today's controversy over alleged spyware
, a recent patch for the game recommends players to remove Windows XP security update KB917422, meant to solve an issue that "could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it."
Glancing through the readme file for Battlefield 2142's patch, here's what Electronic Arts says:
"Players who have the Windows security update KB917422 installed may suffer from an application error when running Battlefield 2142. This error can be solved by uninstalling the KB917422 update."
Blame, however, does not rest EA but with Microsoft, as a quick Google search of KB917422 brings up many gamers
, developers and publishers bitching about the Windows update breaking various games and applications. What have users found is the easiest way to solve the problem? Remove KB917422 or install hotfix KB924867, apparently available by contacting Microsoft directly by calling 800-936-3100.
Even if you simply remove KB917422, you are not
opening yourself up to anonymous hackers. This could only happen in two scenarios: "one user running on the machine can force himself to a higher privilege," which means they must have access to your computer
locally, or visiting "a specially designed hostile website can force its way to the users privilege, if the user voluntarily performs a sequence of operations." Do either of those sound likely?
For those interested, however, here are the steps to remove KB917422:
1. Go to START | CONTROL PANEL | ADD AND REMOVE PROGRAMS icon.
2. Tick the little box that says SHOW UPDATES.
3. At the bottom of the list of installed programs, look for the update called Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422).
4. Click on it to highlight it and click the REMOVE button.
5. Once the update has been uninstalled, Restart the machine.
may work may not let me know wat goes
Reference - http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3154527