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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.

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Return.....no

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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.

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I will follow your advice

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Thank you, sounds like words of wisdom. I will follow your advice.

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