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  • So, where’s the 32-bit Windows 7 Meltdown patch?

    Posted on March 7th, 2018 at 14:37 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just got this from LB:

    Hey Woody,

    What do you think about doing a story on the missing Windows 7 32-bit meltdown fix? Or maybe mentioning it in next week’s update writeup (unless it finally hits.)

    It seems very odd that it’s taken microsoft so long to issue a fix when the problem, and the solution (kpti), are clear cut (as opposed to the much tougher spectre problems.) 32-bit Win7 should still be getting security fixes until Jan 2020, last I knew.

    Anyway, just a thought. Thanks for all the work you do to keep us informed!

    take care,

    Anybody out there have some insight? Microsoft was slow to get the 32-bit Meltdown patches to Win10. Surely they wouldn’t just give up on Win7, would they?

    Er, would they?