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Windows 7: Has anyone installed the patches for Meltdown and Spectre?

26 Jan 2018   #1
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Has anyone installed the patches for Meltdown and Spectre?

Applying these patches worries me due to some Internet information stating that they could trash your system.

KB4056894 and KB4056897

https://www.wired.com/story/meltdown...l-train-wreck/


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26 Jan 2018   #2
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I did for Meltdown and now I wish I had not. No problems - yet! But I would not touch Spectre or Bios updates at all at this point. No freaking way! I mean - just look at the MESS created for Meltdown. Aptly named - I must say. Heh.
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28 Jan 2018   #3
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

So I assume that no one have installed the patches for these two Intel flaws.
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28 Jan 2018   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello McSeven, SevenForums members, both Intel and AMD users, are talking about their reaction and response to the recent Intel security vulnerabilities , only not in the System Security Forum .
Instead much has been discussed in the past three weeks, primarily over in the News Forum :). So, Id say your assumption is unfounded rather than completely untrue - if that piece of info is of any help to you.
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28 Jan 2018   #5
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Everyone, I have installed KB4056894 and have had no problems so far.
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29 Jan 2018   #6
BogdanH

Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit
 
 

hello McSeven

If interested, please see my post at Win7 forum:
Windows 7 is EOL is near, what will you do? - Windows 7 Help Forums
-btw. I uninstalled KB4056894 afterwards.
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29 Jan 2018   #7
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
So I assume that no one have installed the patches for these two Intel flaws.
In the first week of the news outbreak, Intel had only released firmware patches for processors made in the previous five years. Intel promised the rest of us that their other processors (5 yr+) would receive firmware patch releases by the end of January - And since February starts in 3 days, they do not have a great deal of time left.
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02 Feb 2018   #8
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I installed the appropriate patches on my AMD system.
The only issues I have discovered are
1. DVDFlick's ffmpeg.exe video transcoding speed has fallen approximately 4-8%, depending on the video file, and
2. Daily BOINC client contributions for IBM's World Community Grid distributed computing initiative have fallen approximately 9%.
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02 Feb 2018   #9
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

Installed it on my Sisters machine running 7 and on my machine running 10. No problems for either. Sister says she thinks her desktop is a "little" slower, and I have not noticed anything different about mine. Still boots in 15 seconds, no slowdown for video either. Games just as good too, haven't benchmarked but still getting 60fps and more with The Witcher 3 at least.
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