Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM Build Leaks onto Web

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John Pombrio

Just installed the 700MB update. There are 6 update packages that make up the folder and they have to be installed in a particular order. Only one takes much time and the whole thing can be done in 20-25 minutes (with several reboots thrown in). the only obvious change on the desktop is that Metro's Windows Store is pinned to the taskbar. I donno about any start menu changes as I use Stardock Start8 (which still works!).
I will have to look over what is supposed to have changed but it was REALLY TRIVIAL to update and nothing has been broken that I have seen because of it.

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jbitzer

Sure hope they let those of is with SSDs that moved our data files to a larger drive update this.... otherwise 8.0 with start8 os working just fine, fuck you very much MS.

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dbqfan

Get rid of metro - it only belongs on tablets and phones. Win8 was terrible from the start. Win8 needs a total redo. Keep the current version for phones and tablets as it was intended for. Win7 for the rest of us.

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Meat_Juice

Add arrow and I might try it again. Visual appeal is important to me and 8 is ugly. Almost there.

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Cy-Kill

Try this, Aero Glass for Windows 8:

http://glass8.berlios.de/

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hornfire3

you dont really need file torrent to get 8.1 u1. there is a registry hack that brings the OS full version directly onto your PC.

http://www.neowin.net/news/you-can-download-windows-81-update-1-right-now-with-a-simple-registry-tweak

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Cy-Kill

Obviously you posted without actually reading the article, or you would've seen this:

'...Although the registry hacks that made this possible no longer work...'

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Nixon

I hope this update won't require downloading it through the store app, again; and I hope further more that it isn't another re-install of the OS, like the 8.1 update.
If it's another complete re-install of the OS, then I want easy access to the damned ISO. None of that Windows 8.1 setup installer that required a trick just to get the ISO out of it.

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hornfire3

the update is directly from the Windows Update.

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Mikey109105

The only thing that will appease me as a "mouse and keyboard wielding" user is getting rid of the modern metro UI altogether and restoring the start menu. Since this update does neither of those things, I still see no reason to touch Windows 8.

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AFDozerman

I bet you said the same thing about the dreaded start button in the 90s, too, didn't you?

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Mikey109105

No, we had XP and ME during the 90's, and I was still just a kid.

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kingraven24

Yeah, as some have already said - XP was 2001 and ME was 2000. It's time to move on already - XP is 13 years old and about to be discontinued with support. Windows 8 is just fine. If you really hate the start screen then go to 7 or just run in the desktop mode on 8. The advantage of 8 is the ease of network connectivity with other devices and the less strain it puts on your computer. I can zip around and easily work on my desktop with 8/8.1. I do wish I had touch sometimes - it's fun and can be more advantageous for certain tasks compared to a keyboard & mouse configuration.

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Cy-Kill

I think you meant:

Win95
Win98
Win98SE
WinME

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hornfire3

XP came out in 2001. not the 90's. just for some correction.

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Granite

I'd rather get my update from MS than to place my trust in some torrent or file sharing site. Not saying those places aren't adding something "new" to the update...just playing it safe.

Until MS officially releases the update, Win8.1 is working fine.

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kingraven24

I'm with you - the new version hasn't officially been released and I don't intend to grab this one before it goes live. If there are any last-minute tweaks they're doing before GDC unveiling then I want to avoid any potential issues. Maybe it works fine, but 8.1 is doing pretty good right now. Interested to see update 1 showcased though.

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CaptainFabulous

You can get the files from NGOHQ. A reliable source.

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frostyfreeze

100%

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Random

I'll look forward to trying this latest update once it becomes publicly available. I have no serious issues with Windows 8 besides Microsoft's arrogant approach trying to force Metro onto everyone. And to all of the "just install Start8 or Classic Shell" morons... my answer to that is we shouldn't have to.

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CaptainFabulous

So I guess I shouldn't have to install Chrome if I prefer it to IE? Or a real antivirus/antimalware program because I prefer it to Windows Defender? Or have to go into various control panels and settings areas and set things to the way I like them, the OS should come exactly the way *I* like it?

Morons who live in glass PCs shouldn't throw stones.

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Random

Feel free to make excuses for MS's Metro failure all you like but I will continue to cast stones at the "glass PC" that MS built for themselves.

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CaptainFabulous

That's cool. As long as you're ok with being seen as an idiot, it's no skin off my nose.

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g8147

True. Once you have to install additional software to do basic tasks tells you that something is wrong with the original software in the first place. Calling Windows 8 a disaster is " harsh" though . Most of Windows flaws are UI based meaning that a simple update could "improve" Win 8

1) The Start Screen is a poor replacement for the start menu. The Start Screen even though i like it does not work in a multitasking OS like Windows. It can stay but the start menu even if "metro-ized" must come back.

2)You shouldn't have to switch between Trad. Windows and the Metro UI e.g. the control panel. to do tasks. There must be two separate environments. A total Metro UI environment complete with metro explorer etc. for the AIO computer users while there still have the trad. Windows environment.

For me all Microsoft has to do is implement a "switch" to so that you can change between Metro and trad. Windows "on the fly" along with bringing back a real start menu. This will suit the traditional windows users along with satisfying the AIO users who "incidentally" can and may have to use a keyboard and mouse

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siramic

Sure we shouldn't have to, but I'm one of those morons who thought yes, my Start8 can do all that now. So maybe all the complaining and users using these add ons, paid off.