Microsoft releases confusing patches for AMD systems bricked by Meltdown and Spectre fixes

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While the notorious Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs are still yet to pose a real threat in their own right, it’s rather a different story when it comes to the patches designed to fix the problems. Microsoft had to pause the rollout of patches after reports that they were leaving some AMD systems unbootable. Now the software giant has released out two new updates — one for Windows 7 (KB4073578) and one for Windows 8.1 (KB4073576) — to fix the “Unbootable state for AMD devices” issue. But it’s not all good news. These are updates that have to be manually…

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