How to disable the meltdown or spectre patch

Disabling the patches is different depending on the CPU and Linux distribution / version you’re using or the Windows version.

On some you can disable spectre and meltdown, on some only one of them.
If you’re using Windows, go to this website and use that tool:

If you’re using Linux proceed with the tutorial below:
A good way to speed up the pc if you’re not fearing any hack would be to edit your grub file.

open the grub file in your editor:

Now add nopti  to the option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX

Then do a grub config update:

After a reboot, your pc, it should be disabled.

To check if your patches are disabled you can install the spectre-meltdown-checker:
apt-get install stretch-meltdown-checker

If you’re not on debian stretch, you can add the backports source to your apt
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb stretch-backports main

then do a:
apt-get update
apt-get install -t stretch-backports spectre-meltdown-checker