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Microsoft to implement Google’s solution to speed up Windows 10 version 1903

The next version of Windows 10 (coming in 2019) will be faster, thanks to new approach to mitigate the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Since the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities were discovered earlier this year, software companies had no other choice to rush and quickly release patches to mitigate the hardware flaws on Intel’s processors. Unfortunately, for devices, this resulted in significant performance impact, up to 30 percent on some workloads, and severe network slowdowns for many companies.

However, Google was perhaps the only company that didn’t seem to significantly be impacted. This is because the company developed “Retpoline,” a different solution to deal with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that doesn’t affect performance.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1), Microsoft is expected (via Neowin) to use the same Retpoline solution to revert the effects of the security vulnerabilities caused by flaws on Intel processors.

If you’re a participant of the Windows Insider Program, the latest preview of Windows 10 already includes the Retpoline solution implemented.

And it looks promising, as Microsoft’s engineer, Mehmet Lyigun, explains that enabling Retpoline users will notice a significant boost in performance to almost identical as the performance before the Spectre and Meltdown.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].