Windows 10: Windows OS security update block for some AMD based devices

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  1. Posts : 14,213
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       09 Jan 2018 #1

    Windows OS security update block for some AMD based devices


    Overview
    Microsoft has resumed updating the majority of AMD devices with the Windows operating system security update to help protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.

    A small subset of older AMD processors remain blocked to avoid users getting into an unbootable state after installation of recent Windows operating system security updates. Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and should resume Windows OS security updates to this subset of AMD processors via Windows Update and WSUS by next week. For AMD device-specific information please refer to AMD’s Security Advisory.

    Microsoft has temporarily paused sending the following Windows operating system updates to this subset of older AMD processors:


    More information

    If you have an impacted, AMD-based system, even if you have a compatible antivirus software application, you may not receive the updates, as noted above. Microsoft has assembled the following resources to help impacted customers who are experiencing the unbootable-state issue:

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    Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...amd-based-devi


    See also: An Update on AMD Processor Security for Spectre and Meltdown - Windows 10 Forums

    UPDATE 1/17: Cumulative Update KB4073290 Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299.194 - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 4 Weeks Ago at 16:58. Reason: updated
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  2. Posts : 2,313
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       09 Jan 2018 #2

    Obviously, MS don't bother testing their updates on older AMD CPUs.
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  3.    09 Jan 2018 #3

    Hardware wise, I have heard only about some really old, single and dual core Athlon and Sempron systems that have problems. Talking about 15 year old processors that belong to XP era.
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  4. Posts : 2,313
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       09 Jan 2018 #4

    CountMike said: View Post
    Hardware wise, I have heard only about some really old, single and dual core Athlon and Sempron systems that have problems. Talking about 15 year old processors that belong to XP era.
    I support two Athlon 64 x2 PCs c. 2004 and they have the problem. They are not junk PCs since they both run the latest version of Windows 10 and are still fine for basic applications.
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  5.    09 Jan 2018 #5

    Asus M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard, NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025 chip-set, AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz.
    Windows update says I'm all up to date and no issues that I'm aware of. KB4056892 shows as installed. I'm running 16299.192
    I have an even older Asus M2N68-AM SE2 with an AMD Athlon II X4 620. It was running Windows 10 but is currently running Linux. I think I'll just leave it be for now. At some point it likely will go back to Windows 10.
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  6.    09 Jan 2018 #6

    I'm on an Athlon since 2011. Not too old, but definitively old, you know. Since I have it, I've gor Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. All updated to date No problems at all.
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  7.    09 Jan 2018 #7

    Those are relatively new ones, older ones like single core Athlon "Barton" and Sempron in socket 462..
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  8.    09 Jan 2018 #8

    Steve C said: View Post
    Obviously, MS don't bother testing their updates on older AMD CPUs.
    The Update KB4056892 was sent to me and it tried to install, but stopped at 99% installed. I was upset because it wouldn't install, and I just now found out it was a good thing it didn't, because I have a AMD Quad Core A10-5700 Accelerated Processor HP computer and saw where it could have made my computer unusable. Hope Microsoft will soon get a fix for it. I'm not turning my computer off, because every time I do and then turn my computer back on it will try to install. My computer is not an old computer. It's 4 yrs. old.
    Last edited by Sonjstar; 09 Jan 2018 at 23:24.
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  9. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       10 Jan 2018 #9

    Thanks for posting this, zbook.

    Luckily FCU and IP build 17063 running ok here with a AMD FX-8350.
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  10. Posts : 27,214
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       11 Jan 2018 #10

    Article updated by Microsoft on January 10, 2018.
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