Microsoft offers new Intel CPU microcode updates for Windows 10

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 05 2020 @ 14:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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TechPowerUp noticed that Microsoft is now offering a new microcode updates for Intel processors. These Windows 10 updates, which are listed below, primarily target older Intel CPUs. The updates contain fixes for speculative execution and side channel attacks.
The updates need to be installed specifically for the Windows OS version you're rocking, and on systems with CPUs affected by the vulnerabilities and covered by this microcode update release. These include Intel's Denverton (Atom C3000 series); Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge E and EP (2000 and 3000 series), Valleyview (Atom Z3000 series) and Whiskey Lake U CPUs (8000U series, 5000U series, and 4200U series). These updates must be installed manually by users.
At the moment, the fixes are only available for manual download.

Windows 10 version 1903/1909: KB497165
Windows 10 version 1809: KB4494174
Windows 10 version 1803: KB4494451
Windows 10 version 1709: KB4494452
Windows 10 version 1703: KB4494453
Windows 10 Version 1607: KB4494175
Windows 10 Version 1507: KB4494454

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