Checkingupdating cpu microcode
Run from the u Code folder and the microcode files and driver will be copied to the Windows\System32\Drivers folder, the driver executed and micro code updated if the microcode files contain a newer version.
The installed driver should have updated the microcode and will now automatically update with (max 2x) reboots.
Besides the reboot issue, Intel has shared some benchmark information which reveals the performance impact of the vulnerability fix.
It is as follows: Meltdown and Spectre flaws have caused some real trouble for IT admins and general users.
If you need to ask anything after reading the guide, just don’t do it, it requires simply some experience and background if you really want to flash it, otherwise ask your OEM to deliver you an BIOS update. Open questions – Why is this microcode update not being delivered via a Windows Update, as has been done in the past? Linux handle it a bit better here, since there is a strict order.
They still didn’t know anything about the microcode, but they knew how to run it.
So they started uploading random microcode to see what it did. The rest of the time, there was no difference between the input and output states.
While UEFI firmware updates from computer manufacturers or CPU microcode updates from Intel are both effective at mitigating the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, the updated computers are suffering from unexpected reboots.
This is an alarming situation on already vulnerable platforms.