Microsoft pulls security update that freezes PCs

The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City

Microsoft mentioned on Tuesday that it was suspending a safety replace after it was discovered to be freezing PCs.

In a help weblog Microsoft mentioned that machines working on AMD chipsets weren’t going to be protected towards the Spectre vulnerability, which was disclosed final week.

The corporate mentioned: “To stop AMD clients from stepping into an unbootable state, Microsoft will quickly pause sending the next Home windows working system updates to gadgets with impacted AMD processors at the moment.”

It follows a revelation final week by safety researchers of vulnerabilities affecting chips developed by Intel, AMD, and ARM, which may depart reminiscence and information susceptible to theft.

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Intel, AMD, and ARM chips have been all affected by the failings

Microsoft mentioned that it had acquired complaints from AMD clients about PCs freezing after making use of the safety replace.

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After investigating the problem, the corporate discovered that some AMD chipsets truly didn’t conform to the technical documentation that AMD offered.

Microsoft mentioned it was inflicting PCs to freeze or have blue display screen errors on machines working the Home windows 10, Home windows eight.1 and Home windows 7 working methods.

Home windows customers are nonetheless inspired to use all safety updates. Microsoft is now not sending out the replace which can freeze PCs.

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