Guide: intel CPU microcode update for Win7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ma.prezentalok, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. ma.prezentalok

    ma.prezentalok MDL Junior Member

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    #1 ma.prezentalok, Feb 20, 2020
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  2. dainsleif

    dainsleif MDL Novice

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    This sounds interesting, can anyone confirm if this works?
     
  3. burdvista

    burdvista MDL Novice

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    i think our friend @abbodi1406 will have more knowledge/answers,it surely would be interesting though if it did work.
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    It didn't work for me. The driver starts too late in the boot process for everything to be recognized correctly (e. g. "Hardware Support for Branch Target Injection mitigation"). It would need to start very early for the updated code to be loaded.
     
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  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Please check the discussion started by anonymnous on January 8th, 2018, on the Fling's discussion page. It might work for Meltdown, but I need Spectre mitigation. The driver starts too late for this, unfortunately.
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Well, and here's the problem. I'm on AMD.
     
  8. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    then you don't need any of this as this applies only to Intel based systems and will not benefit AMD based systems
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The microcodes against Spectre do apply to AMD. Unfortunately, the driver fails for these.