[German]On May 20, 2020, Microsoft has updated another batch of microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1507 to 1909 (but these are probably old updates that were already updated in February 2020 as well).
Blog reader Hans informed me by email that he got KB4497165 offered by Windows Update on Windows 10. This comment also mentions the microcode update.
Yesterday evening/today I got a Windows Update KB4497165
Strangely enough described with “2020-01(!) Update for Windows 10 1909 for x64-based systems (KB4497165)”.
Quickly installed; reboot required. I guess now officially released firmware update.
According to the link Update KB4497165 “KB4497165: Microcode updates from Intel” (Last Edit in February)
However, this did not only happen with old notebook (i7-2xxx) and NUC (i3-5xxx) but also with the AMD Ryzen (2xxx)…
A further mention can be found in this German comment thread. In all messages only the microcode update KB4497165 for Windows 10 version 190x is mentioned. However, all still supported Windows 10 versions should have received updated versions of the microcode updates.
The list of microcode updates
Microsoft documents the microcode updates for Windows 10 on this page (which has the revision date April 6, 2020). The updates apply to Intel CPUs from the following series: Denverton, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge E, EP, Valley View, and Whiskey Lake U. Only on these CPUs should the microcode updates be installed. Here is a short overview with links to the KB articles:
- KB4497165: Windows Server Version 1903, Windows 10 Version 1903, Windows Server Version 1909, Windows 10 Version 1909
- KB4494174: Windows Server Version 1809, Windows 10 Version 1809
- KB4494452: Windows 10 Version 1709
- KB4494453: Windows 10 Version 1703
- KB4494175: Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Version 1607
- KB4494454: Windows 10 1507 (LTSC)
A quick check of the KB articles from the above list shows that the support articles have not yet been updated – so what has changed remains unclear. The download links for the updates can be found in the respective KB articles. My advice would be to wait and see if the microcode updates are offered for installation via Windows Update.