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Thread: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre

  1. BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    i'm told by various other forums and newsletters that along with the Microsoft update - installed yesterday - we also need a BIOS update (from manufacturers) with some kind of code from Intel, to fix the above flaws in our CPUs.
    i searched the Toshiba downloads and updates page and the only BIOS updates are from 2012.
    any news on Toshiba releasing a solution for this?

  2. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    This is a question I am also interested in. I have an Satellite Radius 14 from 2015 and the latest BIOS updates are from 2015, which sucks.

    The microcode of the CPU needs to be updatet, which is done by BIOS/UEFI. Many other manufacturers of laptops reacted fast and provided updates or at least roadmaps for updates, but Toshiba is doing nothing!

  3. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    It would be great to see when Toshiba releases BIOS updates containing the new valid code from Intel in the near future also for older laptops so we are all protected again.

    For me personally it would be good to have it for a Sattelite L50-C (PSKWSE).

  4. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    Also voting for this, and ASAP

  5. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    I am concerned about this also, I have a SATELLITE L850-161 (model number PSKDGE) but on the list/page Toshiba has put out it is not on the list, the SATELLITE L850 is on there but the model number next to SATELLITE L850 is PSKDG, when the update is released will this BIOS be the one I need?

    This is the list/page https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=4015952

  6. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    Hi from France.

    I'm also interested to know if Toshiba will in the coming weeks supply us with a BIOS/UEFI update against Spectre.
    Personally I need it for a Satellite NB10t-A-101.

    The only information I found is here --> https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=4015952
    No information for my machine although I know that it is vulnerable for Spectre after I ran the MeltdownSpectre checker tool.
    I found that for the NB10-A and the NB10-A-986 the schedule is To Be Defined ! And this is the case for a lot of machines !

    If there is no support from Toshiba, I'll be very angry and I will remove this company from my supplier list whatever the sort of products.
    Companies like Dell and some other already provide their customers with such patches.

  7. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    I am also interested in getting BIOS updates that protect against Spectre.

    I've found our Toshiba laptops listed on https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=4015952 as vulnerable. Currently, the page does not say when BIOS updates will be released.

    I've checked some local Toshiba pages, e.g.
    http://www.toshiba-croatia.com/support/bios/
    http://www.toshiba.ie/support/bios/
    but there are no new BIOS updates for my models.

    -- rpr.

  8. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    Greetings from Germany,
    my Portégé Z930 14L will also need the update. Many other PC manufacturers have distributed updates and Intel published a template fo rthe PC manufacturers to create BIOS updates so I wonder when Toshiba will apply this.

  9. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    I have a Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189 (PT243E-08705WG6) with MS Windows 10 v. 1703 64-bit.

    Page https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=4015952 offers new BIOS for "PORTEGE Z30-A, model PT243", which seems as a suitable BIOS for my laptop.

    But when I try to install the new BIOS (file EN-2018-000123-001-BIOS.exe) the installation reports the following error: "This computer is not supported."

    Has anyone seen the same problem?

    -- rpr.

  10. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    "This computer is not supported" error can be solved by installing Toshiba Value Added Package (see this thread) which can be found at http://www.toshiba.ie/support/my-product/laptops/

    I installed Windows 7 version on Windows 10 successfully.

  11. Re: BIOS update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
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    Still looking for an updated BIOS with Intel Microcode fix for SPECTRE/MELTDOWN issue for a Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298. It has an Intel I7-4700MQ processor, which should be a Haswell. According to Intel, they have released microcode fixes for Haswell, so I am wondering when/if Toshiba is going to release a new BIOS for this system with these microcode fixes.

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