Monday, March 10th 2014

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaked

Ahead of its anticipated mid-March launch, the Update 1 package of Windows 8.1 was leaked to the web. Not very different in definition to a service pack, Update 1 adds a host of features and under-the-hood changes to Windows 8.1. When updated, it should change the version string of your Windows 8.1 installation to look something along the lines of "6.3.9600.17031.WINBLUE_GDR.140221-1952." You'll notice how it's formatted similar to those of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating systems. NGOHQ.com hosts a repository of the Microsoft Update (*.msu) files that must be applied in sequence, to update your Windows 8.1 installation. If you're not sure, wait out till the update is formally out, and Windows Update will update the operating system with close to zero user intervention.
DOWNLOAD: Windows 8.1 Update 1 MSU files
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34 Comments on Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaked

#1
FX-GMC
by: Ali bakhshi
its a good os but for Mobile Devices and Desktop..
Fixed your mistake. Works like Windows 7 on the desktop.
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Ali bakhshi
by: FX-GMC
Fixed your mistake. Works like Windows 7 on the desktop.
everything is good except the Metro UI. i hate it.i cant use it as fast as i want with mouse.
i prefer the Windows 7.
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#3
tigger
I'm the only one
I installed 8.1 from a ISO, so there are some out there, I really like 8.1, and i have just installed update 1 yesterday which went smoothly with no problems at all.

I like win 8.1, i have had zero issues, and to me with metro disabled, it is just a fast and reliable as win 7.
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#4
FX-GMC
by: Ali bakhshi
everything is good except the Metro UI. i hate it.i cant use it as fast as i want with mouse.
i prefer the Windows 7.
Now that is a well thought out post.
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#5
SKL_H
by: Ali bakhshi
its a good OS but for Mobile Devices not Desktop..
It is for Desktop too, I mean I installed http://startisback.com/ and I forget that the Start Screen exist, I have an OS that has both new Start Screen and has the good old start menu that I love, boots to desktop and the corner actions are disabled, I telling you Windows 8 is a great OS you just have to accept the change and adjust it to your preference. :)

"CHANGE IS INEVITABLE IN LIFE"
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#6
rtwjunkie
by: tigger
I like win 8.1, i have had zero issues, and to me with metro disabled, it is just a fast and reliable as win 7.
Agreed! With Start8 and ModernMix, or any of a dozen W8 mods out there, you can operate on the desktop as if it was W7 unless you WANT to occasionally use the start screen. Plus you get all the great improvements in the OS itself, so it's a total win! The Start screen UI may not be pleasant to all, but there are alternatives people really should look into so as not to miss out on a really good and stable OS.
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#7
lemonadesoda
"there are win 8.1 ISOs out there..." and "MS has made a publicly available downloadable patch to owners of 8.0 to upgrade directly to 8.1, or install bare metal to 8.1 with their 8.0 serial" is an entirely different thing. There is no official patch that a home user or small business user can apply to multiple machines. No, they must "windows update" gigabytes again and again for each machine for each reinstall.

Unofficial ISO hacks might be out there... but that isnt the point. MS is not supporting the process in the right way.
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#8
johnspack
Don't use 8 or 8.1 at all, what was that nsa thing in 8.1?.... but do have to test it in vms, and set it up on client's computers. Just got a brand new laptop for a client, he just hates win8, I put classicshell on it, now he's getting along much better. And his laptop has a touch screen! I will admit, it is a fast os, but too many little things about it bug me.....
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pr0n Inspector
by: lemonadesoda
"there are win 8.1 ISOs out there..." and "MS has made a publicly available downloadable patch to owners of 8.0 to upgrade directly to 8.1, or install bare metal to 8.1 with their 8.0 serial" is an entirely different thing. There is no official patch that a home user or small business user can apply to multiple machines. No, they must "windows update" gigabytes again and again for each machine for each reinstall.

Unofficial ISO hacks might be out there... but that isnt the point. MS is not supporting the process in the right way.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=524

You're wrong.
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