Microsoft hits the brakes, stops rolling out Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices

Since Microsoft released the Meltdown and Spectre patches, complaints have been pouring in from people who have AMD computers that crashed to a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) after the patches were installed. This morning, Microsoft temporarily suspended the rollout of those security patches for computers that have AMD CPUs.

“Microsoft has reports of customers with some AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing recent Windows operating system security updates,” Microsoft announced.

The company further said: “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.”

Read more about Microsoft’s decision to temporarily pause sending certain Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors to prevent them from getting into an unbootable state on CSO.


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