Patch for validating windows

30 Aug

Though the regular Windows update screen won’t give you any details about the patch level, Microsoft published a simple Power Shell script that lets you know if your Windows system is fully patched or not.The following instructions show how to use it to check your system.All you have to do is download and execute the script within Power Shell.Do note that the following procedure is applicable to Windows 7 and 8, too.Microsoft has already released emergency updates to patch the Meltdown and Spectre bugs.

Note: For those who are receiving command not recognized error, you can download the “Speculation Control Validation Power Shell Script” and extract it to a folder on your desktop.

This is because, due to how processors work, the bug is hard to patch.

As such, the OS level patch requires an update to your chipset firmware.

Because of this, don’t forget to update all your applications along with your Windows system for better security.

You can don’t have to change the execution policy back to “Remote Signed” if you just want to check if your system is fully patched.