* Posts by archivisth

1 post • joined 8 Jan 2018

It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs


Bricks Windows 7 AMD Systems Too

The analogous fix for Windows 7 (KB4056894) bricked my venerable Optiplex 740 (Athlon 64 X2), with a cryptic blue screen of death. Further, system restore doesn't work, failing with "unknown error code 0x8000FFFF". There's an elaborate fix for system restore (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2709289) that requires merging a hotfix into a repair disk via black magic.

Time to turn off Automatic Updates again... just when they're needed most.

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