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KB4056895 Update & AMD Processors


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#1 hopper15

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:06 AM

Did anyone with an AMD processor who installed the KB4056895 Monthly Quality Rollup have any Bootable or BSOD issues?

 

I received the update yesterday but I chose to hide the update after reading some issues with AMD in this link. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056895/windows-81-update-kb4056895  I know every AMD processor isn't affected but I'm still not sure my PC isn't among that group affected so it's better to be safe than sorry for now.   My processor is an AMD A10-7300 with Radeon™ R6 Graphics.  Any Update would be much appreciated.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

I installed the Security Only patch when it came out on the Microsoft Update Catalog for an A6 and did not get a boot problem. It's my understanding the problem happens when you patch the OS running on old AMD Athlon processors. According to AMD it is not affected by the Meltdown vulnerability and the Spectre is taken care of by the OS patch but Spectre is more difficult to carry out. At any rate, Microsoft has stopped providing the update for any computer with an AMD processor.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16867068/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-security-updates-amd-pcs-issues

 

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Variants 1&2 are Spectre

Variant 3 is Meltdown.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

AMD finally said something.

 

Microsoft is distributing patches for the majority of AMD systems now. We are working closely with them to correct an issue that paused the distribution of patches for some older AMD processors (AMD Opteron, Athlon and AMD Turion X2 Ultra families) earlier this week. We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft should resume updates for these older processors by next week. For the latest details, please see Microsoft’s website.

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

AMD doesnt have the same resources Intel has so a delay was expected, for now just relax as even though spectre and meltdown are bad its best to wait for a stable patch as opposed to rushing in and possibly getting a BSOD.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:56 AM

AMD doesnt have the same resources Intel has so a delay was expected, for now just relax as even though spectre and meltdown are bad its best to wait for a stable patch as opposed to rushing in and possibly getting a BSOD.

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

Did anyone with an AMD processor who installed the KB4056895 Monthly Quality Rollup have any Bootable or BSOD issues?

 

I received the update yesterday but I chose to hide the update after reading some issues with AMD in this link. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056895/windows-81-update-kb4056895  I know every AMD processor isn't affected but I'm still not sure my PC isn't among that group affected so it's better to be safe than sorry for now.   My processor is an AMD A10-7300 with Radeon™ R6 Graphics.  Any Update would be much appreciated.

 

 

I had the same issue it would not install, Im running Windows 8.1 on a laptop, should I hide this update? 


Edited by jckinnick, 13 January 2018 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

 

Did anyone with an AMD processor who installed the KB4056895 Monthly Quality Rollup have any Bootable or BSOD issues?

 

I received the update yesterday but I chose to hide the update after reading some issues with AMD in this link. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056895/windows-81-update-kb4056895  I know every AMD processor isn't affected but I'm still not sure my PC isn't among that group affected so it's better to be safe than sorry for now.   My processor is an AMD A10-7300 with Radeon™ R6 Graphics.  Any Update would be much appreciated.

 

 

I had the same issue it would not install, Im running Windows 8.1 on a laptop, should I hide this update? 

 

I would until a stable patch is released.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

After installing this update, some systems running both PIC and APIC interrupt controllers may experience system crashes https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056895/windows-81-update-kb4056895

 

So glad I held off on installing this update.






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