1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 14, 2018 6:09 PM by cstocci

    VMware Workstation v14.1.1 - Issues with Windows 10 Updating for January 2018

    cstocci Novice

      Folks,

       

      Anybody having an issue with Windows 10 (Professional or Enterprise) virtual machine being able to update with the latest January 2018 patches?  I installed the registry modification Microsoft required for my antivirus (Webroot Security Anywhere) to insure there would be no BSOD upon the January 2018 Meltdown security patch.  However, during the update processin Windows 10, it stops and tells me the following:

       

      Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let's get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going:

       

      According to Microsoft, this is displayed as they feel the antivirus (Webroot, in this case) is not ready for the patch, even though Webroot indicates they are ready.  I sent this email to Webroot as well and have not heard anything yet.

       

      The other thought, and this is why I am writing this, is it possible that using a Windows 10 in a virtual versus the host machine is what is causing this issue with updating with the January 2018 patch?  I am using Windows 7 (64 bit Professional) as the host machine in my case.  Patch worked fine on that OS.

       

      Chris

        • 1. Re: VMware Workstation v14.1.1 - Issues with Windows 10 Updating for January 2018
          cstocci Novice

          Folks,

           

          Been all over the web. It appears that the latest patch from Microsoft (KB4056892) has caused tremendous issues for all users, not just the AMD CPU users. Most Intel CPU users are having issues from BSOD, to no bootability at all. Most had to either reinstall W10 or restore to an earlier version (from a backup they hopefully had). Consequently, many user forums are telling all users of W10 (and W7, W8 and W8.1 users too) to hold off any updates related to this CPU flaw issue and to change the W10 update in the advanced options to as great a delay as possible which is 35 days or until MS finally makes some kind of updated patch for the mess that has been created by issuing this patch way too fast without sufficient regression testing.

           

          Please post this to your users even though some may have got it to work, many and I mean many are being put out BIG time with this patch!

           

          Chris