Microsoft has simply confirmed points with a collection of Meltdown and Spectre safety updates for Windows units working on AMD chipsets, and the corporate briefly pulled all these patches to stop additional points on the impacted computer systems.
The software program big launched Meltdown and Spectre fixes final week as a part of an emergency rollout after flaws in Intel, AMD, and ARM chips had been disclosed by Google, however a number of of them both failed to set up or brought on different points, similar to infinite BSOD loops, on AMD units.
Windows 10 cumulative update KB4056892 was the primary one impacted by such points, and solely a few days later, our readers confirmed that Windows 7 Meltdown and Spectre patch (KB4056894) was affected by the identical bug as effectively.
Microsoft in the present day confirmed points on AMD units, explaining in a help doc that it determined to pause Windows OS updates on units with impacted AMD processors till a repair is obtainable. The KB pages of every impacted replace have been up to date with the recognized difficulty (see KB4056892 for an instance).
These updates have been briefly pulled on AMD techniques ONLY, and all the opposite units can set up them simply advantageous.
According to Microsoft, the next updates had been stated to be inflicting points on techniques with AMD processors and have been pulled briefly till a repair is obtainable:
Microsoft stated it’s presently working with AMD on addressing the issues and updates might be re-offered through Windows Update and the Update Catalog as soon as the repair is prepared. The firm additionally recommends getting in contact with AMD for “AMD device specific information.”
“Microsoft has reports of customers with some AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing recent Windows operating system security updates. After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown,” the agency stated.
This month’s Patch Tuesday rollout begins in just some hours, so it’ll be fascinating to see how briskly Microsoft manages to restore these botched updates.