Microsoft halts some patch downloads to tackle Meltdown & Spectre – News


Microsoft’s patch for Spectre & Meltdown is slowing older PCs running on Windows 7 & 8, though machines with Windows 10 on them are not getting bogged down. The tech industry has been scrambling to issue updates to protect against the two CPU security flaws over the past week. There have been complaints of performance issues.


Windows 10 fixes for Meltdown and Spectre are breaking some AMD computers – Mashable

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2018 

Fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities don’t do much good if they render the “fixed” computer unusable in the process. That’s the problem facing an unkno …

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Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates can slow your PC down – The Verge

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2018 

Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing how Spectre and Meltdown firmware updates may affect PC performance. The tech industry has been scrambling to issue update …

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Microsoft halts some AMD chip Spectre patches after PCs freeze – Reuters

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2018 

“AMD is aware of an issue with some older generational processors following installation of a Microsoft security update that was published over the weekend,” the AMD statemen …

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Microsoft pulls Meltdown and Spectre security fixes for some AMD PCs after the patch bricked them – Fast Company

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2018

.. operating system security updates. After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentati …

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Microsoft pausing the rollout of Spectre and Meltdown patches to AMD systems – BetaNews

http://news.google.com Jan 9, 2018 

Following reports that its Spectre and Meltdown fixes were leaving some AMD systems unbootable, Microsoft has stopped the patches from rolling out to certain devices. …

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Intel CEO Addresses Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws at CES 2018 – eWeek

http://news.google.com Jan 9,  2018 

In addition to Intel firmware updates, the Meltdown and Spectre flaws also generally require operating system updates. Microsoft publicly released its patches on Jan. 3, thou …

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