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Patch Management

Microsoft Takes a Break from Patching PCs with AMD Processors to Retool with the Supplier

We mentioned yesterday that there was a serious bug in the recent processor patches when applied to AMD systems. We began tracking this over the past couple days.

The issue became more widespread since then and Microsoft has begun blocking the following updates from being installed on systems with AMD processors:

 

Microsoft has reports of some customers with AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing this KB.   To prevent this issue, Microsoft will temporarily pause Windows OS updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time. 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.   If you have experienced an unbootable state or for more information see KB4073707.  For AMD specific information please contact AMD.

According to reports, Microsoft has worked with AMD to design a new fix and the updates should be re-released into the wild soon – maybe even today.

 


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