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01-05-2018 12:14 PM
I hae a question about the recent update for the processor which is in meltdown or spectre problem. I was surprised to see that HP did not have the update for this desktop and posted on " TBD " I wonder if HP will ever update for this sereies of Omen desktops soon or should be fine with no problem. But I ran the Intel's Discovery Tool.GUIi n a few minutes ago and show me that my system is vulnerable. I understand that there is an Windows Update with KB4056892 which was updated through Windows Update on January 3rd or 4th. Mine was updated on January 3rd in the afternoon by automatic update of Windows Update. Now my question is that " Is my system safe " after the update through Windows Update or not. Because HP still don't have the update of processor for my desktop. Am I confused with two different information about Windows Update and Intel's Discovery Tool.GUI about my desktop system.
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01-05-2018 12:48 PM - edited 01-05-2018 12:50 PM
HP can't issue any type of BIOS (processor/microcode) patch until Intel releases the fixes for both flaws to OEM's.
I found the following description of the flaws at Anandtech to be very inciteful.
The Windows 10 update to patch meltdown fixes part of the problem. Intel has to provide the remaining patches to partially mitigate the rest of the flaws.
01-06-2018 12:23 AM
To be honest, Intel already has a patch and pushed it to the manufacturers.
I know this, because my Dell laptop got a BIOS Update on Dec 22th where the whole meltdown/spectre stuff was patched already!
So, HP is just way too late releasing anything, even a reaction is asking too much for HP.
01-06-2018 02:09 AM
That's how it looks on my PC after KB4056892 got installed earlier today:
(Details of the procedure from this thread / post on TenForums: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/101702-windows-client-guidance-against-speculative-executi...)
Feel free to do the same your side.
So the next steps sits with HP clearly .
01-06-2018 03:09 AM
Like Dell, Microsoft Surfaces got the intel hardware chip update with the windows 10 patch.
Bottom line: HP is slow. Too Slow.
Use this tool from intel to check your sustem:
from there FAQ's:
: The Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool reports that my system is vulnerable. What do I do?
A: Intel has provided system and motherboard manufacturers with the necessary firmware and software updates to resolve the vulnerabilities identified in Security Advisory Intel-SA-00086.
Contact your system or motherboard manufacturer regarding their plans for making the updates available to end users.
Some manufacturers have provided Intel with a direct link for their customers to obtain additional information and available software updates (Refer to the list below).
The HP support link in that Intel page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05843704
But only new work stations and laptops in that list. No older ones. No statement about older HP products. Means out of warrenty, out of patch in this case?
Can a HP rep reply here?
Iam under EU regulation so the producte that you sell must be good. So I acpect a warretny solution for this 2 bug problems.