Although up until now AMD processors remained unaffected by the two bugs, a number of users are now reporting that the Microsoft emergency patch is bricking some machines using AMD’s Athlon processors. At the Microsoft forums, users note that after applying the KB4056892 update, their PCs will simply stop working with error 0x800f0845. In addition, it appears that the patch doesn’t create a system restore point, making really hard to undo the changes. Other people say that even reinstalling Windows 10 will not fix the problem. Jaroslav Škarvada at the forums describes the problem in more detail: While no everyone is experiencing this problem, the number seems to be small but significant, and Microsoft has yet to acknowledge the issue and response to affected users. A workaround that appears to work involves making a clean installation of Windows 10 and quickly disabling Windows Update using Group Policy or simply disconnecting the machine from the network. Local Group Policy Editor > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update, and on the Configure Automatic Updates policy enable the “2 – Notify for download and auto install” option. Did you already install the latest update on Windows 10 to mitigate these issues? Did you run into any problems? Tell us in the comments. Update January 9, 2018: After a number of users complains Microsoft has officially acknowledge the issue, and it has now halted the rollout of its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation updates for machines featuring AMD processors. According to the company, the problem with the update due to an error in AMD’s documentation.  In order to fix this unexpected issue, Microsoft is not only stopping the distribution of the update, but it’s also working with AMD to repair the original update, and it’s planning to resume the rollout soon. In the meantime, if you’re experiencing a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) as result of this update, Microsoft is offering the following guides for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 users:

Troubleshoot blue screen errors in Windows 10 Resolving Blue Screen errors in Windows 8.1 Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7

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