Download KB4467697, KB4467703 to fix high CPU usage issues

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We continue our Patch Tuesday series. Two more updates for you in this article – KB4467697 and KB4467703, which both are an attempt to fix an issue that causes high CPU usage in Windows 8.1.

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Windows 8.1 KB4467697 (Monthly Rollup)

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4462921 (released October 18, 2018) and addresses the following issues:

Addresses an issue that causes high CPU usage that results in performance degradation on some systems with Family 15h and 16h AMD processors. This issue occurs after installing the July 2018 Windows updates from Microsoft and the AMD microcode updates that address Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715 – Branch Target Injection).

Security updates for the following programs are also included in this package:

  • Windows App Platform and Frameworks
  • Windows Graphics
  • Internet Explorer
  • Windows Wireless Networking
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Server.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

KB4467697 known issues

There are no known issues with this update. Hopefully, you won’t experience any bugs after installing this patch.

If you would like to run this update as a stand-alone package, use the Microsoft Update Catalog. For more information, check out Microsoft’s support page.

Windows 8.1 KB4467703 (security-only update)

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addresses an issue that causes high CPU usage that results in performance degradation on some systems with Family 15h and 16h AMD processors. This issue occurs after installing the July 2018 Windows updates from Microsoft and the AMD microcode updates that address Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715 – Branch Target Injection).

Security updates for the following programs are also included in this package:

  • Windows App Platform and Frameworks
  • Windows Graphics
  • Internet Explorer
  • Windows Wireless Networking
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Server

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

KB4467703 known issues

Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

This update is now available for installation through WSUS. If you would like to run this update as a stand-alone package, use the Microsoft Update Catalog website. For more information, check out Microsoft’s support page.

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