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Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:15 am
by PaulEvans
Intel have just owned up to a significant security problem in most of their chips.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/0 ... sign_flaw/
For those of you on Windows (like me), or indeed Linux, we'll be getting patches which we really should install.
There is apparently a performance hit of 5 to 30% from installing the patch which fixes the problem, depending on the processor you have and the task it's running.
I really hope it doesn't slow down Lightroom!

Paul

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 am
by richandfleur
Yeah I've been wondering about the impact on the adobe programs also.

Actually wondering if I really care enough to apply it anyway :chin:

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:58 pm
by Smeggypants
I think browsers are being updated to provide protection against any kind of Javascript attacks, so this is probably enough for most cases

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:08 pm
by PaulEvans
I take your point gents, but if you are on Windows 10, then aren't you going to get the fix applied whether you like it or not?
At least for consumer machines. Those who have Windows 10 pro may be able to do something via a local group policy.

Cheers

Paul

Re: Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 pm
by Smeggypants
PaulEvans wrote:I take your point gents, but if you are on Windows 10, then aren't you going to get the fix applied whether you like it or not?
At least for consumer machines. Those who have Windows 10 pro may be able to do something via a local group policy.

Cheers

Paul



You can still disable them on home editions according to this

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

Re: Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:23 pm
by Steve.Ledger
Smeggypants wrote:You can still disable them on home editions according to this

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/


That's an old page, the line "This option isn’t available for Ethernet networks" is now incorrect. You can set an ethernet connection to 'metered'.

See https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/hel ... windows-10

I wouldn't worry yet about PC slow downs, there's many more things that can hit your computer's performance (overheating is the most common [dust filled heatsinks that most people are never aware of or hardened thermal paste/pads], with malware and PuPs a close second):
"Most modern CPUs don’t appear to be generating any performance dips on the Windows side, but there’s continued speculation about Linux-based PCs and virtual machines used for cloud computing. After Intel’s response yesterday, some Linux admins are reporting performance impacts. "

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16850 ... e-response

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:51 pm
by Smeggypants
:thumb:

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:25 am
by Smeggypants
Not much to worry about according these beachmarks

[Link To Youtube Video]

Re: Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:34 am
by walkeja
Shouldn't that be ""affect" on Lightroom"?

One of today's misuse of a word is using "impact" instead of "affect"; I know they have the same dictionary meaning but an affect has a smaller influence than impact. :) :)

Re: Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 am
by Steve.Ledger
walkeja wrote:Shouldn't that be ""affect" on Lightroom"?


Off Topic! :spank:


BTW: Shouldn't you use single quotation marks inside double quotation marks when you have a quotation within a quotation?
(That's a rhetorical question.)

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 am
by aliengrove
Not seen any effect on my laptop... This patch has however totally bricked my wife's laptop

Re: Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:55 pm
by HarisF1
walkeja wrote:Shouldn't that be ""affect" on Lightroom"?

One of today's misuse of a word is using "impact" instead of "affect"; I know they have the same dictionary meaning but an affect has a smaller influence than impact. :) :)



Effect, not affect!

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:03 pm
by richandfleur

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:19 pm
by Smeggypants
Windows 11 is now going to be renamed Windows Effect™ Or Windows Affect™

:D :D

Windows Patch coming - impact on Lightroom

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:27 pm
by Steve.Ledger
More like Windows Infect™ :D

BTW: Apparently MS are skipping Windows 11 and going straight to Windows 12 in 2019
http://windowsreport.com/microsoft-windows-12/

(Don't look at the article date :D )