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Microsoft has reports of customers with some AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing recent Windows operating system security updates. After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending the following Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time:

January 3, 2018—KB4056897 (Security-only update)
January 9, 2018—KB4056894 (Monthly Rollup)
January 3, 2018—KB4056888 (OS Build 10586.1356)
January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192)
January 3, 2018—KB4056891 (OS Build 15063.850)
January 3, 2018—KB4056890 (OS Build 14393.2007)
January 3, 2018—KB4056898 (Security-only update)
January 3, 2018—KB4056893 (OS Build 10240.17735)
January 9, 2018—KB4056895 (Monthly Rollup)

More information

If you have a compatible antivirus software application, on an impacted AMD system, you will potentially not receive the update as noted above.

Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and resume Windows OS security updates to the affected AMD devices via Windows Update and WSUS as soon as possible. For AMD device specific information please contact AMD.

If you are experiencing an unbootable state when updating an AMD device, Microsoft has assembled the following resources to help potentially impacted customers:"
(see article for help)

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(NT) Thanks James. Pinning it to the top.
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Thanks Lee
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AMD releasing microcode updates for their processors.
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To Linux Users

There's an earlier microde (AMD64-microcode) from 2013 that was available for all 64 bit AMD processors, (see Synaptic Package Manager) but I've never used it, and had no problems with my AMD 64 bit CPU. I don't know if it will be necessary to install that one also for the newest microcode that will be released. I sort of doubt it's necessary.

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not required

the microcode is a separate package you download if you want to build and compile your own version of linux. The "AMD" issue is a Microsoft issue.

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Acer AMD only boots from USB - so do I install updates?

Gee, I thought my little Acer desktop fried because I used a USB 3.0 to do a backup recently. I had no idea the crash may have been caused by an update. How can I fix this? I am in the fast ring of Windows Insider program. Would that matter? I just happened to have a Windows 10 boot USB handy and have been booting from that for the past few weeks. Should I be installing the Windows updates? I'm updating Norton without issues. Geek squad at Best Buy said to install a solid state hard drive ($400) and another computer store said to just get a regular hard drive ($100). I hope someone has advice for all these questions.
Thank you!

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your information are very good and useful in our business.thankx for sharing here.keep it up.

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informative thread

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Thanks for This Info

I have a laptop in which AMD CPU I was facing the same problem. I was using Quick heal antivirus.
can i get update?

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AMD CPU Laptop

I have an AMD CPU laptop and facing too many problems in laptop. It is worth in the current time?

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It is worth in the current time?

What does that mean?

What OS are you running?

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