Microsoft recently sent a number of updates to fix vulnerabilities related to Meltdown and Specter attacks on chipset devices from Intel, AMD, and ARM. All popular Microsoft operating systems are updated, in addition to Windows XP.

Tips for fixing the Meltdown and Specter holes on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7:

Upgrade to Windows 10 in Windows Update or download the installer from the link below:

For old equipment:

Note: There will be instances of unsuccessful installations due to issues with the antivirus software version. Make sure your antivirus software is compatible with your operating system and new updates. Or you can set it manually as follows:

  • Step 1: Press the Windows + R key combination, then type % systemroot% \ syswow64 \ regedit and hit Enter to access the Registry Editor.

  • Step 2: Follow the link below.
Code:
Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ QualityCompat
  • Step 3: Create a new key with the properties.
    • Value Name = “cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc”
    • Type = “REG_DWORD”
    • Date = “0x00000000”

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If during the update you get Windows Update 0x80070643, go to Settings> System> About and ensure that Windows 10 has been updated to the latest version as this is a problem that prompts the user to fail.

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