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katiejane
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cursor freezing after Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for processors - how to fix

Hi, After the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities became known in early January, 2018, Windows created and released 2 patches.  After installing the patches, my cursor started freezing. I had to manually power down and re-boot.  Then the cursor worked.  The connectivity to the web also had to be re-established after the reboot.  Any idea how to fix this problem?

Thanks for any help!

KatieJane

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Re: cursor freezing after Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for processors - how to fix

Uninstall the botched Microsoft patch and install the fixed one. Also, AMD is not affected by Meltdown, only Intel is, so you do not need that patch.

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katiejane
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Re: cursor freezing after Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for processors - how to fix

Thanks, black  zion.  I don't know how to uninstall a patch.  Since the

freezing occurred after the first one, and was not fixed by the second

one, I presume I uninstall the first one.  I don't know which patch was

for AMD or which was for Intel. How do I uninstall a patch?

Thanks!

KatieJane

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