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WARNING for Windows 7/8/8.1 users 
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Microsoft Removes Antivirus Registry Key Check for Windows 10 Users


Microsoft has backtracked on a decision it took back in January when it conditioned that computers without a special registry key would not receive any more security updates.

That particular "requirement" was introduced as part of the Meltdown and Spectre patching process.


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The Meltdown & Spectre registry key debacle
At the time, Microsoft said that antivirus vendors would have to add a key to the Windows Registry to signal that they are compatible with Microsoft's original Meltdown and Spectre patches.


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Microsoft conditioned security updates based on registry key
The Redmond company said that Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 users that did not have such a registry key would not receive any more security updates part of the company's Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft hoped the addition of a registry key requirement would force antivirus vendors to upgrade their products in a hurry to support the Meltdown and Spectre patches.

In reality, the requirement made life a living hell for everyone, confusing both AV vendors and users alike.



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Check that you have received January & February Security updates from Microsoft, if not you need to add a key to the registry:


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