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A123H18
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Is HP going to provide patches and driver updates for out of warranty pcs

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Is HP going to provide patches and driver updates for the Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown issues for an out of warranty pc?

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Hi A123H18

 

I don't work for HP and am expressing a personal opinion.

 

Very good question.

 

HP, as well as all OEM PC and motherboard manufacturer's, only support software, driver, and BIOS updates for a limited time period.

 

One can only hope, given the gravity of the current slew of hardware and kernel mode system driver errata, all OEM's will step up and provide fixes to mitigate the current onslaught of security flaws.

 

Microsoft is pushing a Windows 10 update (windows 7/8.1 is in the works) to partially fix Meltdown. Intel is working on partial processor fixes for Meltdown and Spectre. Intel has issued an update to fix the December 2017 MEI security problem.

 

Your guess is as good as mine.

 

Tom

 

 

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As per my response in the other e-mail thread (this), for the latter two (Meltdown & Spectre)  it's best to follow this:

 

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/101702-windows-client-guidance-against-speculative-executi...

 

Judning by results seen just now it does look like the ball is in HP's court - and it's the same with IME vulnerability patch (I'm venting my frustration here).

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Thanks for the Intel link

 

FYI:  The latest Windows Update for January 2018 seems to protect against the Meltdown issue.

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Thanks for the link

 

The latest Windows 10 update seems to protect against Meltdown, but a hardware update (firmware/BIOS) is needed with the lastest Windows 10 update to protect against Spectre.

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