If you have not installed the February updates yet, you will not be offered MS10-015, however, it would be wise to check all updates if your Windows Update settings are to download and let you decide when to install. In order to protect your computer from the Elevation of Privilege vulnerability that MS10-015 addresses, there is a Microsoft Fix it that mitigates the vulnerability, available from
For anyone experiencing the BSOD after installing MS10-015, following are the instructions for removing the update, as provided by Kevin Hau, MSFT at Microsoft Answers:
In the event you are unable to locate the Windows XP CD or DVD and do not have the recovery console installed, free assistance is available form Microsoft by calling 1-866-PCSafety (1-866-727-2338) or from https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com. International customers can find local support contact numbers here: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.
1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step).
Once you are in the Repair Screen..
2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst
3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt4. When complete, type this command: exit
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