So is this supposed to be just a Service Pack update, or a new version of Windows 8 altogether?
I meant new in the sense of " Get your wallets ready". I really dont feel like paying for improvements that should have been integrated in the first place. I pirated Windows in the past, but Vista is the first version I paid for, and hated it. I continuned afterwards but ever since then have been leaning towards making sure my OS is legit. And I also am wondering whether this "Windows Blue" will still be Windows 8, or will it be the next version of Windows (i.e. separate)?
It's supposed to be a free upgrade. Despite how stupid some people think Microsoft is, I believe Microsoft is well aware that they can't make Blue a paid upgrade.
Although I do have several keys for WMC that I obtained earlier this year during their giveaway.
I care more about finalizing ReFS support on Windows 8.1 if it can be done, since from what I've read the new file system perfectly compliments SSD's (power failure reliability) and also has benefits for mechanical drives (less or almost no file fragmentation).
I notice though on the start screen the little button that was on the build 9369 version has gone.