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User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
7 months ago#21
Is the OS updated through the windows 10 update utility or are there files to download and manually apply?

User Info: gideond

gideond
7 months ago#22
thelocalhentai posted...
Is the OS updated through the windows 10 update utility or are there files to download and manually apply?

Both. Your AV has to be updated for the changes and it has to set a flag in the registry that lets Windows know it's configured for the updates. Then it "should" show up in the regular update sections. I have yet to see anything in Windows update though so I've taken to manually downloading the appropriate patch and installing from that.l
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User Info: Connora711

Connora711
7 months ago#23
Ya I guess I did the update that you all are talking about. The new windows update.
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User Info: FL81

FL81
7 months ago#24
I got this computer in 2009 and haven't updated the BIOS once
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User Info: RyanEsau

RyanEsau
7 months ago#25
cody4783 posted...
OS is updated. There is a BIOS updated available for my board (ASUS Z170-A), but I haven't downloaded or applied it yet.

Probably should, but at the same rate, if something goes horribly wrong it would suck balls. Evidently this board also supports updating the BIOS via internet from within the BIOS' interface itself too.


I think the internet updating is ethernet only. I've done it on my Z270-A. I go into the BIOS, goto the Asus EzFlash 3 whatever for updating bios, select internet, then it changes the boot order (putting the ethernet atop) and prompts a reset (might be automatic, can't remember) and then when you goto it again, it'll automatically check for the latest BIOS and then download/install it if there is an update.

I'd just make sure to download the previous BIOS as well as the latest with the patch. (When you goto the download page, just hit 'See All Downloads' to see old versions) When I initially flashed my BIOS on my board after updating Windows, I couldn't get into Windows anymore. Ended up needing to poke a family member to use their PC to get the previous BIOS on my USB, reflash the old bios, wipe my ssd and reinstall windows.

I might try it again but I've just been paranoid. Reinstalling and re-configuring windows isn't a big deal to me but it's just something I'd rather not have to do out of the blue. When I initially updated though, the windows update didn't show up (I had the necessary key in my registry though) and I downloaded/installed manually. So I keep telling myself that might've been part of it and it'll be fine this time, but.... meh.

Also now that I think about it. I had downloaded 2 packages when I did it manually, was a Cumulative Update and Delta Update. I installed both the first time around. This time when I saw the update pop up in Windows Update, I installed the Cumulative Update and then when to install the Delta but it wouldn't let me saying 'System not applicable' or something. Maybe that was also part of it?
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User Info: gideond

gideond
7 months ago#26
A cumulative update is the package in question as well as a set of previous updates that the new update may be dependent on. For any Linux users out there, think of these as dependencies. A Delta update has ONLY the update in question, thus it has a smaller file size. But if you don't have the previous updates installed that the new update depends on then the Delta update will throw errors instead of installing.
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User Info: RyanEsau

RyanEsau
7 months ago#27
gideond posted...
A cumulative update is the package in question as well as a set of previous updates that the new update may be dependent on. For any Linux users out there, think of these as dependencies. A Delta update has ONLY the update in question, thus it has a smaller file size. But if you don't have the previous updates installed that the new update depends on then the Delta update will throw errors instead of installing.


Thanks for the explanation. I had just went to the respective download page and saw the two different packages and just downloaded them both. Didn't know the details. Figured it was just a 2-part package.
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xx521xx
7 months ago#28
darkmaian23 posted...
Does anyone know what update for Windows 8.1 patches it? Because I don't think anything has come down for my rig yet. Maybe it's finally too old? ;.;

It's part of KB4056895 (and its security-only equivalent, KB4056898).
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User Info: gideond

gideond
7 months ago#29
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/list-of-links-bios-updates-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-patches/

Info on BIOS availability for many manufacturers. Keep an eye on the links for your board to catch the update. Pretty much all of them are working backwards from the current gen.
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User Info: ablerider

ablerider
7 months ago#30
Yes but only my OS, I didn't notice any performance loss in games btw.
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