Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Microsoft's patch for the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre processor exploits was causing headaches on older AMD-based PCs. In particular, those running older AMD Athlon-based systems have reported that they are unable to boot their PCs past the Windows startup logo after applying the patch.
In response to the issue, Microsoft now says it has paused the patch rollout for PCs with affected processors. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft said:
The problem is also now documented as a known issue with the update. Hopefully, a solution will be found sooner rather than later. If your machine is currently in an unbootable state, Microsoft recommends visiting its support site for more information.
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