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News Microsoft issues emergency Intel microcode-disabling patch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 29 Jan 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. Vault-Tec

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    Unpatch the patch ! :D

    Glad, though. My PC turned to poop last week.
     
  3. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    So should you just uninstall windows update KB4056892 & KB4058702?
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Well I've had no random reboots so I presume leave as is?

    I'm losing track of it all what with all of Intel's half assed moronity.
     
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  5. yuusou

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    No weird issues here, but running windows update didn't produce anything either, and I'm on Haswell.
     
  6. Guest-44432

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    I've had a couple of random reboots, where the PC just switches off like the plug had been pulled. It then tries to reboot, but hangs at the bios until you clear CMOS. (I was wondering whether my PSU was on it's way out... Though that is after the PC has been on all day and usually during gaming for a few hrs.)

    Anyway, I've uninstalled them and put windows update on pause whilst I do further testing.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

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    No, that will leave you vulnerable to Spectre Variant 1. Leave the previous updates installed and install the new update, which only disables Spectre Variant 2 protection (and fixes the reboots.)
     
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  8. Isitari

    Isitari Minimodder

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    Serious question:
    Do I install the motherboard update to reduce the meltdown / spectre issue or leave it as is?
    (Z170 armor + i6700K)
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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  10. Gareth Halfacree

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    Do not install the motherboard update yet; that includes the faulty microcode Intel has now abandoned.
     
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  11. ModSquid

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    Quite so. I have no idea what to install or from whom. Is there some sort of list we can refer to? "If you have x installed, you need patch y from vendor z"?
     
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