Intel has today released a set of new microcode updates for a range of its CPUs running on Windows 10. While these are optional updates, it’s advised to apply since they’re aimed at patching the vulnerabilities. Users should initially know their version of CPU and update to the patch accordingly.
Intel New Microcode Updates Released
Microcode updates are something that is released by OEMs for correcting a hardware issue, or at least mitigate them temporarily until a permanent solution arrives. These are important and advised to be applied since users can avoid being trapped by hackers attacks in various unknown vulnerabilities.
Intel has done the same, as it released a set of seven, microcode updates to processor families of;
- 10th Generation Intel Core Processor Family
- Comet Lake S (6+2)
- Comet Lake S (10+2)
- Comet Lake U62
- Comet Lake U6+2
- Ice Lake Y42/U42 ES2 SUP
Above processors running on Windows 10 20H2 v2004, 1909 and earlier versions are eligible for applying the below updates. While these are pushed by Intel to the specific system through the Windows Update section, users can try applying them manually by choosing their supposed update as below;
- KB4589212: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 2004 and 20H2, and Windows Server, version 2004 and 20H2
- KB4589211: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1903 and 1909, and Windows Server, version 1903 and 1909
- KB4589208: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1809, and Windows Server 2019
- KB4589206: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1803
- KB4589210: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows Server 2016
- KB4589198: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1507
For them to apply, all you need to do is identifying your processor family and the OS version. While you can get the OS version data from your system itself by opening the Command Prompt (Start > Command Prompt), knowing your CPU family could be tough. So try CPU-Z, download, and Install, to know about it.