Microsoft Stops AMD Meltdown Patches After Reports Of Bricked PCs Come In

PC owners with AMD-powered machines running Windows are finding out that when they apply the patches for the now infamous Meltdown CPU bug, it is leaving their PCs unable to boot. This has led to a flood of complaints on Microsoft’s support forum which forced Microsoft to stop issuing the patches for Meltdown on the AMD platform. Followed by posting this statement on its support page:

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.

That kind of sounds like they’re blaming AMD. Not that AMD users who have bricked PCs care as all they want is a fix. I assume AMD and the folks in Redmond are working on this and hopefully a fix will come sooner rather than later.


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