[How to] Update microcode from Windows.

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  1. JorgeManuelSilva91

    JorgeManuelSilva91 Newbie

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    See this, simply unzip it then run install.bat and you're done. Please reboot after applying Skylake / Kaby Lake Hyper-threading bug
     
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    Is it possible to use older microcode (haswell CPU overclocking bug) by editing in HEX its version and date? Or it is exactly what was mentioned about no tempering allowed into Intel's microcode because it won't work?
    TNX.
     
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    Does anybody use this to mitigate Spectre on laptops that did not yet received updates from manufacturers?
     
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    I will see if I can incorporate these patches into the various Alienware and thinkpad BIOS files. I'm assuming the fact it says linux microcode doesn't meant it's not compatible with windows, right?
     
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    I tried on my GT72 2QE but it's partly passing the microsoft powershell test since the driver with new microcode is loaded after windows kernel.
    Only proper way is to mod the bios and flash it.

    Yes, in principle the "linux" can be used to mod bios, so updating microcode for any OS running on the PC...
     
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    I applied the January 8, 2018 microcode to all my systems, and they are all still vulnerable to Spectre. tested on Penryn, Nehalem, SNB, IVB, and Haswell systems which were all updated to January 8, 2018 Intel microcode update.

    Vulnerable.png
     
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    I followed the instructions and the update was successful. I had a question though, using this method do I need to run the update every time I reinstall the OS or is it updated on hardware level?
     
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    Yes.
     
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