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.

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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.

Windows 10 updates fix bricked AMD-powered PCs |

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.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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