Windows 10: Windows Client Guidance against speculative execution vulnerabilities

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    WinX Pro x64 IP current
       04 Apr 2018 #570

    Indeed - and I have set Tapatalk to not subscribe to the forum itself, so it did not make me aware of the new post...
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  2.    06 Apr 2018 #571

    Sweet..
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    Vanilla RS4 .. nothing beats a good bios/UEFI ...
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  3.    06 Apr 2018 #572

    Superfly said: View Post
    Sweet..
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    Vanilla RS4 .. nothing beats a good bios/UEFI ...
    Does that mean you have already downloaded and installed the Spring Creators Update (RS4) and it has updated your BIOS/UEFI. I am just trying to understand. I heard that RS4 is supposedly to be released on April 10, 2018...
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    WinX Pro x64 IP current
       06 Apr 2018 #573

    Windows 10 RS4 SCU has (in all probability) already been released as 17133.1, first to IP, next to RP, and we here at 10F are fairly confident that it *is* SCU, and that there will not be another build number for it.

    And Windows does not ever updated the BIOS / UEFI on machines. That is handled by the manufacturer of the motherboard, or in the case of pre-packaged systems, by the OEM that packaged them (Dell, HP, etc.)
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  5.    07 Apr 2018 #574

    johngalt said: View Post
    Windows 10 RS4 SCU has (in all probability) already been released as 17133.1, first to IP, next to RP, and we here at 10F are fairly confident that it *is* SCU, and that there will not be another build number for it.

    And Windows does not ever updated the BIOS / UEFI on machines. That is handled by the manufacturer of the motherboard, or in the case of pre-packaged systems, by the OEM that packaged them (Dell, HP, etc.)
    Thanks for the heads-up. I know that MS does not deliver BIOS/UEFI updates, but my understanding brings me to believe that they are working with some of those manufacturers for mobos in order to come up with a patch that will mitigate the vulnerabilities of Spectre & Meltdown. This is usually delivered via Windows Updates.

    I understand that a mitigation patch is not the same as a real BIOS/UEFI firmware update from the manufacturer, but the post from @Superfly screenshotted above made me wonder whether he had actually updated his BIOS/UEFI from the manufacturer or he had had the SCU before the official release date.
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  6.    07 Apr 2018 #575

    @IronZorg89

    Yep, firmware update only from the Dell website.

    Code:
    +Registry: HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS
      BiosMajorRelease: 1
      BiosMinorRelease: 18
      ECFirmwareMajorRelease: 255
      ECFirmwareMinorRelease: 255
      BaseBoardManufacturer: Dell Inc.
      BaseBoardProduct: 0VHKV0
      BaseBoardVersion: A00
      BIOSReleaseDate: 12/08/2017
      BIOSVendor: Dell Inc.
      BIOSVersion: 1.18.6
      SystemFamily: Latitude
      SystemManufacturer: Dell Inc.
      SystemProductName: Latitude E5470
      SystemSKU: 06DE
      SystemVersion:
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  7.    07 Apr 2018 #576

    Superfly said: View Post
    @IronZorg89

    Yep, firmware update only from the Dell website.[/CODE]
    Thanks for letting me know. I am not as lucky as you are. HP Support page has not given yet any sign as to when I will get an update for my CPUID: 306C3 (HP Envy)
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  8.    07 Apr 2018 #577

    IronZorg89 said: View Post
    I understand that a mitigation patch is not the same as a real BIOS/UEFI firmware update from the manufacturer, but the post from @Superfly screenshotted above made me wonder whether he had actually updated his BIOS/UEFI from the manufacturer or he had had the SCU before the official release date.

    If you get the patch from the Microsoft Update Catalog, then Windows will load the microcode update into CPU memory on startup instead of the BIOS/UEFI. That's the only difference.
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  9.    07 Apr 2018 #578

    What's going on with AMD? At one point they said they were going to release microcode updates to address Spectre Variant 2, but as far as I know they haven't.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.137
       08 Apr 2018 #579

    Ground Sloth said: View Post
    What's going on with AMD? At one point they said they were going to release microcode updates to address Spectre Variant 2, but as far as I know they haven't.
    Yep - no word about anything since the first reply back in January. I to have an AMD system under the HP label that is in need of something. But the good news my Intel machine is safe
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