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Microsoft halts some AMD chip Spectre patches after PCs freeze

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By Eric AuchardFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for some computers running AMD chipsets after complaints by AMD customers that the software updates froze their machines. Microsoft said in a customer support blog post it had received complaints from AMD customers that their machines stopped loading the Start menu or taskbar after installing Windows operating system security updates. The issues affect older generations of its chips, AMD said in a statement. Some complaints on customer support ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 21:56 IST