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  • Microsoft pushes more Spectre v2 microcode updates, KB 4090007, KB 4091663, KB 4091664

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     GoneToPlaid 1 year, 2 months ago.

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    • #187606 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Yesterday, I posted a note about two new Spectre v2 patches, KB 4078407 and KB 4091666. The first is a Win10-only fix that has to be combined with a m
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    • #187610 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      So, there is a set of microcode updates for each version of Win10.
      Does that mean, every 6 months, when Microsoft pushes the next version of Win10 to your machine (sometimes without your permission), you again become vulnerable until you go to the Catalog and download the microcode update for the new version of Win10 and the patch to enable it?

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      • #187618 Reply

        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        How many users will even know about them?

        I for one had never even heard of the Catalog until I started visiting this site. I’ve still never accessed it.

        • #187649 Reply

          liamZ
          AskWoody Lounger

          Not only the catalog is unknown for a lot of windows users, there is a lot of patches called hotfixes which are not in the catalog that fix a lot of things that are broken in Windows 7.

          A while ago I wasted  hours and hours trying to know why an scheduled task was running as soon as I woke up my computer from sleep, until I discovered that the option “run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” (wich I had unticked) was broken in Windows 7, and there was a hotfix to fix it.

          So I do not understand why they don’t fix it in a Windows Update patch for every regular Windows user.

      • #187893 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        almost all releases of Win10, except the 1511 release which got no microcode updates at all, PKCano.
        read abbodi86’s comments below 🙂

    • #187622 Reply

      Seff
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the info, Woody.

      Perhaps when Windows 7 expires we could just go back to DOS – changing my autoexec.bat and config.sys files every time I installed something new in order to get it to run was a doddle compared to coping with the present mess!

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      • #187719 Reply

        anonymous

        FreeDOS, HP includes this operating system as an option for some models of their computers.

    • #187639 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP

      Patch Lady – 1709 KB4093105 newly out

      😀

      they didn’t bother with 1511 since it almost ended service

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    • #187681 Reply

      anonymous

      So, Woody…..You indicate that M$ says these are only for Win 10. Does this answer, pretty definitively, your question from yesterday (“Are Windows customers getting Meltdown/Spectre bullied into buying new computers?”)?

    • #187732 Reply

      dph853
      AskWoody Lounger

      I assume if you have a processor that Intel is not going to release microcode for, there is no point in hanging on to any of these patches from Microsoft.?

    • #187751 Reply

      weedacres
      AskWoody Plus

      So, how do these microcode updates relate to the BIOS updates that the OEM’s are releasing?

      • #187802 Reply

        Karlston
        AskWoody Plus

        Microcode updates can be applied by either the BIOS or the OS. Or both.

        Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    • #188177 Reply

      GoneToPlaid
      AskWoody Plus

      Any of you all work for any AV companies, or even for NASA? I ask — for a reason — which is related to this topic.

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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