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I'm wondering if I should keep the Microsoft Meltdown patch for Windows 10 installed on my PC or remove It?

My PC has an ASUS P6T motherboard and an Intel Core I7 processor and it's about 8 years old. Even though it's old it's still meeting my needs. At this point I'm pretty sure that ASUS is not going to update my Bios and I doubt that Intel is going to create a patch for Spectre on that old of a processor so that vulnerability will probably always exist. I have patched my PC for the Meltdown vulnerability but I have noticed the impact this patch has had on my system

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Since Windows 10 has cumulative patches each month, it will come back next month. So it doesn't make much sense to uninstall the February and January patch now.

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No known exploits of those vulnerabilities yet

But as Kees noted, if using windows, you are pretty much stuck with it, now or later, even if you remove it now. Thankfully I use Linux Mint which with newer kernel updates and Retpoline fix is fully patched now against Meltdown and Spectre. I also have AMD processor, but Intel is still developing a fully working solution for theirs against Meltdown.

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