The laptops at my work are all shared, so I regularly switch between different laptops of the same model. I run Ubuntu on an external USB drive, so that I can use Ubuntu without installing or altering my work's computers in any way. I also run the same Ubuntu harddrive on my computer at home.
My work however has introduced new laptops, and I'm having trouble loading Ubuntu on the new system. I suspected that it may have to do with the CPU firmware. Using the old laptops, I did a fresh install of Ubuntu onto my USB drive, and installed intel microcodes via "sudo apt-get install intel-microcode".
Will the intel microcode update the firmware specific to the computer that I was using at the time of installation, and will this cause problems when I load my Ubuntu external drive on other different computers that have different CPUs?