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Windows 7: Exactly which Updates KB...... are responsible for Spectre & Meltdown?

15 Sep 2018   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
Exactly which Updates KB...... are responsible for Spectre & Meltdown?

Does someone know and tell me the list of Win 7 Updates KB...... which are responsible for fixing Spectre & Meltdown (from the Windows side (not by BIOS-fimware updates))?

May be there is a comprehnsive list published in Internet?

Thank you
Peter


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15 Sep 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

The first Windows update to address this issue was the January 2018 Security update ... and an update to your AV program. But I understood that the mitigation was included in all Security Rollups since then.
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16 Sep 2018   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you check to see if you are protected ?

InSpectre 0.6675.8 Download - TechSpot

GRC | InSpectre


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23 Sep 2018   #4
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

Thank you so far.
But my intention is NOT to install these patches, but on the opposite to NOT install them!

They slow down my system dramatically.
As long as there are no exploits on the market they are not necessary.

For exclusion of these updates I need to know the exact Update identifiers.

So again: Which Updates contain Spectre/Meltdown patches?
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23 Sep 2018   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I just googled it and didn`t come up with any actual update #`s, But then I didn`t look at more than 1 of them.

spectre and meltdown update for windows 7 - Google Search

But both my W7 installs on my Z170 and X299 are protected and there are no performance issues at all.

If you run the tool I linked above (InSpectre v8) you will only get a Fair performance rating if you are running W7. And that`s just because W7 is old.

Please fill in your specs.
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23 Sep 2018   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote:
But my intention is NOT to install these patches, but on the opposite to NOT install them
Then the simplest solution would be to AVOID any update from Microsoft that had occurred after December 2017. Run the InSpectre tool afterwards to double check your installation.

The Knowledge Base numbers are still obtainable from here: January 3, 2018—KB4056897 (Security-only update). Using this link, correlate the chronologically ordered updates (on the left side) with their corresponding KB numbers.

As you have Windows 7 Pro you are able to opt out of these updates, if you so choose to do so.
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23 Sep 2018   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi iko22,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Then the simplest solution would be to AVOID any update from Microsoft that had occurred after December 2017.
That is something I have mentioned numerous times in the first half of this year to those doing a clean install. It was best to leave doing WU until a proven solution had been found!

I hope this help!
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23 Sep 2018   #8
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi pstein,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Please fill in your specs.
As AddRAM has pointed out.

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP > Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!
The tutorial below [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] makes doing this very easy.

How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

I hope this helps!
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