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A Note Of Caution

Meltdown flaw

The Reg introduces a note of caution about the Microsoft patch for the Meltdown problem. You need to determine if your antivirus software is compatible with the patch. If it isnt and you are comfortable with Regedit, you need to make the following change:

Key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”Subkey=”SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat”
Value Name=”cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc”
Type=”REG_DWORD”
Data=”0x00000000”

If the register isn’t changed and the patch is made, be prepared for the BSoD [Blue Screen of Death].

2 comments

1 Kryten42 { 01.07.18 at 9:09 pm }

Good catch. And yes! M$ strikes again.

I tweeted this:
“As with many M$ quick fixes, this latest to hopefully stop Meltdown attacks, has a gotcha! Read the article before applying the update or face a potential BSoD on boot. You know, the thing M$ assured everyone was near impossible with the wonderful Win10!🙄😏”

2 Bryan { 01.08.18 at 11:41 am }

Even if you catch that problem, the patch is apparently bricking some AMD Athlons. I’ll post the Reg link in a bit.

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