Microsoft releases Win 10 Intel microcode/compatibility update
According to Windowslatest reports, Microsoft has begun to roll out new microcode updates for Windows 10 to address new vulnerabilities in the processor.
Microsoft said that if needed and the user’s device is supported, Intel microcode updates will be automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update .
Microsoft first released Intel’s microcode update to Windows 10 users in March 2018 to improve the safety of users using Intel hardware. The microcode update also provides fixes for devices that should obtain a CPU patch from the hardware manufacturer.
If users use Windows 10 version 2004, they will get KB4558130. Similarly, users who are still using the 1909 or 1903 version will get KB4497165.
The complete list of microcode updates for all versions of Windows 10:
KB4494174 for version 1809.
KB4494451 for version 1803.
KB4494452 for version 1709.
KB4494453 for version 1703.
KB4494175 for version 1607.
KB4494454 for other versions of Windows 10
Naijatechnews understands that Microsoft will release such updates whenever new threats appear. In the past, Intel’s microcode updates have caused stability issues with some older processors, including issues that plague users with Windows restart issues.
Compatibility update for Windows 10 version 2004
Microsoft also started rolling out another “compatibility update” for Windows May 10, 2020 or earlier. The exact purpose of this update is unclear, but Microsoft noted that it will make improvements to simplify the upgrade experience.
Presumably, this update will prepare the device for the May 2020 update and future versions (such as version 20H2).
The update is listed as KB4577588 on Windows Update and is currently being rolled out to certain devices. When Microsoft thinks the device is ready, it will automatically download and install this patch.