Solved How to fix Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability

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January 24, 2018 at 01:41:45
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, Intel Core i3 2120 - 3.30 GHz-4GB / 4GB DDR3 Ram
Regarding the Spectre and Meldown vulnerability

In order to be able to install the Spectre and Meltdown patch I have made a backup of my BIOS, (filename "LENOVO-9ACN29WW", 20.10.2014) with "BIOS Backup Toolkit 2.0", in order to safely update with the appropriate new BIOS (filename "9acn32ww.rom) I downloaded for my Lenovo laptop G50. I have put both in a FOLDER of a Cruzer Flashdisk. But what now ?

Have tried to find answers on the internet, but I remain confused.

1. Do I have to make my USB Flash disk bootable ? and if so how do I do that ?
2. Where does the backup BIOS go and how do I re-install it if something goes wrong ?
3. How do I install the updated BIOS I downloaded ?
4. Where can I find the Spectre and Meltdown patch ?

Thanks for help

Willem1933


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#1
January 24, 2018 at 02:02:15
Just found a communication from ZDNET that says STOP patching until further notice from INTEL later this week. See the following link:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-...

Willem1933


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#2
January 24, 2018 at 14:35:56
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The true fix to the problem would be to replace the CPU with an updated version, but Intel will NOT recall & replace millions, if not billions of CPUs worldwide, so instead, they've came up with half-azzed software patches that have caused even more problems.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/...


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#3
January 24, 2018 at 18:44:16
For now an improved antivirus/malware and best practices are the answer as Intel and software companies are trying out solutions. Many early patches caused problems with stability and had to be removed.
Maybe in 6 months there could be a permanent fix... if ever.
Then we can wait for the next caveat in hardware/software.

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