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Windows 7: Spectre and Meltdown a problem for Windows 7 ?

09 Jan 2018   #1
sushiman

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Spectre and Meltdown a problem for Windows 7 ?

Any info would be appreciated . I have 64 bit Dell and HP PCs . Should I turn off auto updating ? Cheers and thanks in advance .


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09 Jan 2018   #2
billmcct

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09 Jan 2018   #3
sushiman

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I have 2 Windows 7 Japanese PCs : one an HP with an AMD processor - and a Dell with Intel . This evening , my wife inadvertently shutdown the HP before I could disable auto update . Got the blue screen of death and other booting problems . Rebooted a couple of times and the PC is now working . Is the computer going to be OK now ? Anything you would advise doing ? A computer dummy in Japan . Thanks in advance .
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09 Jan 2018   #4
billmcct

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If it fixed it's self I guess your OK.
If it gets another BSOD see first link above.
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09 Jan 2018   #5
sushiman

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I think I have disabled the auto update function on my Japanese Dell but can't be positive until tomorrow morning when my wife will be able to confirm . I've read that some people have had trouble with Intel as well which my Dell has . One guy said that he put his PC to sleep and when he took it out the computer auto updated and he got the BSOD . ? Anyway , I changed the sleep setting so that only the monitor will sleep and the PC will run all night . I'm afraid if it goes to sleep I might experience the aforementioned trouble .
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09 Jan 2018   #6
sushiman

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
If it fixed it's self I guess your OK.
If it gets another BSOD see first link above.
This morning I checked the update history of the my HP which got the BSOD yesterday ( i left on all night so i'd be sure it'd work when I got up ) - and it said that KB4056894 had been " successfully " installed but that AMD driver update for AMD SMbus ( whateve that is ) had NOT been . When I closed Windows update window I immediately got same message I got yesterday re: network cannot be connected followed by blue screen of death once again . Waiting to see if reboots successfully . At a loss as to what to do .
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10 Jan 2018   #7
billmcct

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M$ will be releasing more updates for the AMD processors.
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10 Jan 2018   #8
sushiman

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
M$ will be releasing more updates for the AMD processors.
Thanks for the reply .

I was able to restore to Jan. 7 but still cannot connect to network and still get BSOD . No internet no way I can get updates . Any ideas ?
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10 Jan 2018   #9
billmcct

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10 Jan 2018   #10
sushiman

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Does this have any connection with my problems ? When the patch downloaded this update was not downloaded successfully : AMD driver for AMD SMbus .
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