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    Quote Originally Posted by geneo View Post
    Microcode is loaded into the processor by the BIOS. If an installed Microsoft update has a newer version of the Microcode than what was loaded by the BIOS, then Windows loads that updated Microcode into the processor early in the boot. If someone has the level of access to your system to alter the microcode, they already have enough access to do your system harm anyway.

    You often do not get these microcode updates from Microsoft automatically through Windows Update - you need to fetch the update and install it manually. As mentioned, if you uninstall the microcode update, it won't be loaded and may leave you open to someone exploiting the vulnerability it protected against.
    Thanks guys,

    So then according to your comments re-flashing BIOS with an old, Spectre mitigated BIOS (vers 3902 for R5E), will not be detrimental to the more recent mitigations that are available from Windows update. That's what I needed to know.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array raju2529 PC Specs
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    you required most recent intel microcode must be added to the Bios firmware.
    ask the newest bios from asus support team.
    Also you must add some registry keys for both spectra and meltdown vulnerability.
    On May 14th 2019. MicrosoFt updated registry keys for above mentioned vulnerabilities

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