Microsoft is once again rolling out Meltdown and Spectre patches for Windows 10 and Windows 7 PCs with AMD chipsets. Earlier this week, Microsoft temporarily paused the rollout of important security fixes for Windows 10 and 7 devices with AMD chipsets due to boot loop issues.
Microsoft has quietly updated the support page with new information stating that the Meltdown and Spectre patch is once again available for some affected devices. It’s worth noting that only select devices with AMD chips are getting this months’ security update for now, and the update will not cause boot issues.
Both Microsoft and AMD have confirmed that they will be making the Meltdown and Spectre security updates available for Windows devices with AMD chips once again starting next week. The patches were initially pulled due to the boot failures and random reboots.
“Microsoft has resumed updating the majority of AMD devices with the Windows operating system security update to help protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown,” the company said.
“Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and should resume Windows OS security updates to this subset of AMD processors via Windows Update and WSUS by next week,” the company added. “We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft should resume updates for these older processors by next week,” AMD confirmed the rollout plans.
The patches which were supposed fix vulnerabilities in Windows 10 and 7 were causing unexpected boot failures on some PCs. AMD Opteron, Athlon and AMD Turion X2 Ultra families were affected by the patch for found vulnerabilities.