Microsoft temporarily pauses rollout of Spectre and Meltdown patch for some AMD PCs
Following reports that it was causing issues for some users, Microsoft has paused the rollout of its Meltdown and Spectre patch for some AMD-based PCs.
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) for more information.
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