Emergency IE patch renders some Lenovo laptops unbootable2018-12-26 16:40 by Daniela
Tags: Lenovo, laptop, Internet Explorer
Last week, Microsoft released an emergency patch to fix a zero-day security issue in Internet Explorer. If left unpatched, an attacker could exploit the security hole to remotely execute malicious code on a victim's PC when visiting a compromised website. However, it turned out that some Lenovo laptop owners have issues with the update.
Microsoft mentions that the issue is only affecting Windows 10 users who have a Lenovo laptop that has less than 8 GB RAM. On the other hand, few sources tell that the issue has only affected PC’s that are still on the 1607 version, or Windows 10 Anviersary Update (2016).
"After installing KB4467691, Windows may fail to start up on certain Lenovo laptops that have less than 8GB of RAM," Microsoft lists as one of several known issues. "Restart the affected machine using the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Disable Secure Boot and then restart. If BitLocker is enabled on your machine, you may have to go through BitLocker recovery after Secure Boot has been disabled," Microsoft says.
Microsoft says that it is "working with Lenovo and will provide an update in an upcoming release".
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