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March 25, 2019  2:06 PM

KB4465065 Offers New Microcode Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Windows 10, Windows Updates

On March 19, Microsoft issued a new and comprehensive set of microcode fixes for Intel CPUs. These go back to Ivy Bridge (and perhaps earlier) and address potential issues on all of my PCs. They may do likewise for yours. In fact, KB4465065 offers new microcode fixes for three specific...

September 12, 2018  12:02 PM

Handling Intel Management Engine Exploits . . . or Not!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, firmware update, Windows 10

In checking over new posts at TenForums this morning, I came across information about new vulnerabilities in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT). The latest...


May 4, 2018  4:27 PM

1803 May Drop Spectre Patches on Some PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Windows 10, Windows Security

Last Monday, April 30, MS unleashed Version 1803, aka the "April Update," to the general public. Though many folks believed it would only trickle out via the Media Creation Tool, it appeared through Windows Update, the


April 13, 2018  10:07 PM

Updating BIOS UEFI When Windows App Fails

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

So, I've got this Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 hybrid tablet. It's a pretty nice little machine, actually. If memory serves I bought it in 2013, so it's an older tablet. The recent Spectre/Meltdown firmware updates made it a bit wonky, though. It won't restart normally. I have to yank the battery and...


June 7, 2017  4:32 PM

Surface Pro Firmware Gets Previews Too

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Windows 10

In trolling my go-to Windows sites this morning, I found news on a Firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 (SP3). Because I have one myself, I jumped into Windows Update to see if I could install same. Nothing doing. But on closer inspection, I saw the updates released yesterday already present on...


November 11, 2016  1:57 PM

Heed SP3 Firmware Update Warning!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Surface Pro, Windows 10

I've owned and enjoyed my Surface Pro 3 hybrid laptop/tablet since I purchased it in late October 2014. Though there's been some recent controversy over battery life for this device, it's always worked reliably for me. In fact, it's never let me down when I needed it. All that may be about to...


January 27, 2016  10:01 AM

Latest Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update Includes an “Oops!”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Surface Pro

On January 19, Microsoft released a System Firmware Update for the Surface Pro 3 that included an item related to Pen settings for the Surface Pro 4 Pen. In the wake of numerous subsequent reports of crashes and blue screens resulting from this item, MS has removed it from that firmware update...


March 27, 2015  11:32 AM

Latest Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update Leads to Learning

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, firmware update, Surface Pro

When I saw through the various news outlets that Microsoft had released an out-of-band Firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, I knew it was probably worth jumping onto sooner rather than later. Little did I realize that tinkering with device drivers might cause some heartburn along the way. Whereas...


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