The folks over at The Register seem quite upset about all this and have broken down the patches as to what they apply to. One con about this month's patches: A few of them, once applied, actually disable any further patching to one's system. Read more and find out what hardware company was bitten the hardest.
These fixes can now be installed automatically via Windows Update. Reboot and you're done. But wait, there are caveats. For example, the patch bundles KB4015549, KB4015546, KB4015550, KB4015547 that install the security fixes on Windows 7 and 8 have an unfortunate side-effect on computers using AMD Carrizo-based processors – they'll be blocked from receiving further software updates until Microsoft sorts that out. Gulp!
"If the PC uses an AMD Carrizo DDR4 processor, installing this update will block downloading and installing future Windows updates. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release," we're told.
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