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Windows 10 updates fix bricked AMD-powered PCs

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 updates fix bricked AMD machines that wouldn't boot post-Spectre/Meltdown patches
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jan 19, 2018 2:25 am

AMD is in the middle of a class action lawsuit from investors over its not-so-good comments about Meltdown and Spectre, but there was worse news last week when AMD machines were being bricked by Windows 10 security updates meant to help, not harm.

 

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The latest updates come in the form of Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607). These cumulative updates push the Creators Update systems to build 15063.877 (support KB4057144) and Anniversary Update PCs to build 14393.2034 (support KB4057142).

 

The big star here is KB4073290 that will fix the bricked AMD devices on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, so grab that if you've been sitting there twiddling your thumbs with your fresh new Ryzen/Threadripper-powered gaming beast.

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