Microsoft has now made Intel firmware update KB4090007 available for the Windows 10 version 1709 aka Fall Creators update. This is a standalone update that can be downloaded form the Microsoft update catalogue. This update is available only for some Skylake devices initially and will be broadly available in coming days.
Today, Microsoft will make available Intel microcode updates, initially for some Skylake devices running the most broadly installed version of Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update — through the Microsoft Update Catalog, KB4090007. We will offer additional microcode updates from Intel as they become available to Microsoft. We will continue to work with chipset and device makers as they offer more vulnerability mitigations.1
Intel recently announced that they have completed their validations and started to release microcode for newer CPU platforms around Spectre Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 (“Branch Target Injection”)). This update includes microcode updates from Intel for the following CPUs:
Product Names (CPU) Public Name CPUID Intel Microcode Update Revision Microsoft Update Standalone Package Version Skylake H/S 6th Generation Intel Core Processor Family 506E3 0xC2 V1.001 Skylake U/Y & Skylake U23e 6th Generation Intel Core m Processors 406E3 0xC2 V1.001
This update is a standalone update available through the Microsoft Update Catalog and targeted for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) & Windows Server version 1709 (Server Core). This update also includes Intel microcode updates that were already released for these Operating Systems at the time of Release To Manufacturing (RTM).
You can download this update by clicking here.