Microsoft patches its earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs

    Microsoft patches its earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs

    Microsoft patches its earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs


    Posted: 19 Jan 2018

    Microsoft patches its earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs, allowing them to boot.

    AMD processors aren’t affected by the devastating Meltdown CPU flaw, but the emergency fix for Meltdown and Spectre brought certain AMD CPUs to their knees. Microsoft has now resumed issuing patches for those systems as of January 18.

    Microsoft's new patch, KB4073290, solves the problem, Microsoft says. It will either deploy via Windows Update or can be manually downloaded.
    Microsoft didn’t specify which AMD CPUs are vulnerable to the error. CSO reported that forum complaints largely revolved around older Athlon and Sempron chips, with the largest thread bearing over 160 replies and more than 800 “I have the same question” votes.

    If your AMD PC refuses to boot after installing last week’s emergency patch, Microsoft says its guides for troubleshooting bluescreen errors in Windows 7, 8, and 10 may help.
    Microsoft patches its earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs, allowing them to boot | PCWorld
    Borg 386's Avatar Posted By: Borg 386
    19 Jan 2018


  1. Posts : 7,137
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    KB4073290 is currently only available as a 64 bit update so those of use with old backup AMD CPUs incompatible with Windows 10 64 bit remain stuffed until a 32 bit update is released.
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  2. Posts : 364
    Windows 10
       #2

    Steve C said:
    KB4073290 is currently only available as a 64 bit update so those of use with old backup AMD CPUs incompatible with Windows 10 64 bit remain stuffed until a 32 bit update is released.
    Hello,
    Slightly incorrect.
    KB4073291 was released yesterday that brings the patch for 32 bit systems too :)
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...uild-16299-201
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  3. Posts : 7,137
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Sumit Dhiman said:
    Hello,
    Slightly incorrect.
    KB4073291 was released yesterday that brings the patch for 32 bit systems too :)
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...uild-16299-201
    The release notes say:

    This update provides additional protections for 32-Bit (x86) version of Windows 10 1709 after you install January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).

    Users of old AMD CPUs can't install KB4056892 since the PC freezes on restart.

    This is poorly explained. I installed KB4073291 there was no sign of KB4056892 so this is the fix for 32 bit systems we have been waiting for.
    Last edited by Steve C; 20 Jan 2018 at 09:40.
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