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Win10 1903 - Side Channel Vulnerability question with CPU microcode RRS feed

Answers

  • Hi, 

     

    You're right. You should figure out yourselves as to what CPU you have. Install the update for the listed processors only. 

     

    You may think of microcode like a firmware for your computer’s CPU.  

     

    Whether you should update a device’s firmware depends on the device and what the manufacturer recommends.  

    In many cases, you will never need to update a hardware device’s firmware. For many other hardware devices, updating the firmware may sometimes be helpful to fix bugs and deliver minor improvements. 

     

    An update may be installed in your BIOS/UEFI interface, and it can also be loaded by your operating system at boot. In addition to fixing bugs or vulnerabilities, an update may sometimes negatively or positively affect performance, though not often in a significant way. 

     

    Hope above information can help you. 


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    Friday, January 31, 2020 1:24 AM

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  • Hi, 

     

    You're right. You should figure out yourselves as to what CPU you have. Install the update for the listed processors only. 

     

    You may think of microcode like a firmware for your computer’s CPU.  

     

    Whether you should update a device’s firmware depends on the device and what the manufacturer recommends.  

    In many cases, you will never need to update a hardware device’s firmware. For many other hardware devices, updating the firmware may sometimes be helpful to fix bugs and deliver minor improvements. 

     

    An update may be installed in your BIOS/UEFI interface, and it can also be loaded by your operating system at boot. In addition to fixing bugs or vulnerabilities, an update may sometimes negatively or positively affect performance, though not often in a significant way. 

     

    Hope above information can help you. 


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Friday, January 31, 2020 1:24 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

     

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    Monday, February 3, 2020 5:59 AM
  • Thank you for your help Farena!!

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    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:09 AM