An editorial-form article is probably not the best format to give advice, so we're going to present a simple, dumbed-down, step-by-step article on how to get these updates and navigate Microsoft's overly complicated announcement.There are four Microsoft help pages that we used to compile this information, which you may also want to read, just in case: 1) Guidance for Windows desktop users 2) Guidance for Windows Server users 3) Security advisory ADV180002 (contains KB numbers for update packages) 4) Update compatibility warning for users with third-party anti-virus software To help prevent stop errors caused by incompatible anti-virus applications, Microsoft is only offering the Windows security updates released on January 3, 2018 to devices running anti-virus software from partners who have confirmed their software is compatible with the January 2018 Windows operating system security update.World Possible is a nonprofit organization focused on connecting offline learners to the world's knowledge.They work to ensure that anyone can access the best educational resources from the web anytime, anywhere, even if they do not have an internet connection.
If nothing comes up, that means Windows has detected the presence of an incompatible anti-virus (AV) application on your system.
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When starting Power Shell, make sure you start it with Admin privileges so that you can install the required modules.
The Powershell command below will download and install a Powershell module for testing for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws.
It means that if you go to the Windows Update section of your Windows operating system and you press "Check for updates," if something comes up, you're safe to install it.