Keep the OS patched and check with HP for bios updates.
You could wait yrs for intel to come out with a cpu that does not have this flaw.
I've installed the msft patch on this old machine and everything still seems to function.
I doubt the maker will be pushing out a bios update for something this old.
I'm not going to worry about it.
Keep the OS and apps patched and enjoy.
In December 2017 I ordered a HP desktop running Windows 10. The desktop comes with an Intel i7 processor which it is my understanding is affected by the Spectre and Meltdown design flaws. My question is should I return the computer and wait to buy a new one when these flaws have been totally fixed? Please let me know your thoughts asap because if I am going to return the computer I have to do it very soon.