Ouch! Microsoft's Spectre security update bricks some AMD-powered PCs

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Upon investigation, Microsoft said some AMD chipsets did not conform to technical documentation the chipmaker had provided, preventing Microsoft from successfully patching affected machines.

Users are reporting that HP has started publishing updated BIOS for some of their laptops on their website confirmed via a Powershell verification script to include a fix for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Intel's x86 processors.

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"Microsoft has reports of customers with some AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing recent Windows operating system security updates", the company claimed.

If you have already downloaded the updates and are faced with a PC that doesn't boot, Microsoft also provides troubleshooting instructions for Windows 10, WIndows 8.1 and Windows 7. The bugs were expected since the update rolled out in emergency after flaws in Intel, AMD and ARM chips were discovered.

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Created to address the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities, which allows malicious software to infer the contents of otherwise-protected memory and gain access to passwords and other privileged information, Microsoft's bevy of patches have been released between January 3rd and January 9th as a means of protecting uses prior to the release of microcode updates from Intel and AMD.

"For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available", the company said on its website. It says it is working with AMD to resolve the problem and will resume issuing CPU fixes for AMD machines soon.

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Scores of Windows 10 have reported experiencing major problems with their computers after installing a critical security update.

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