Meltdown and Spectre patches have been rereleased and they don’t crash AMD machines any more!
During january’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released patches for both Meltdown and Spectre. They worked, too. Well, for Intel processors, anyway. AMD processors didn’t have as great an experience. Some AMD based computers ended up getting bricked. Once the reports of this reached Microsoft, they pulled the patches, cand cancelled Patch Tuesday.
On 2018-01-17, Microsoft rereleased AMD based patches for Windows 10. What makes this a bit confusing for many is that depending on the version of Windows 10 you’re running, you obviously end up with a different build for that version of Windows 10. Microsoft released build 14393.2034 for the Anniversary Update and build 15063.877 for the Creators update. Microsoft also released build 16299.194 for the Fall Creators Update. This last build contained a fix for AMD devices.
There are a few issues that you need to be aware of in all of these builds. Thankfully, Neowin kindly pulled the following information together for everyone.