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Windows 8.1 Build 9374 x86 leaked

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We have another build to play with !

ISO tag is: 9374.0.FBL_PARTNER_OUT15.130329-2355_X86FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-IMP_CCSA_DV5.ISO
MD5: 0fa9ab7cbc4722db0ff9b31e79f5b548

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@ Jimbo45: looks like you missed it. in your post i quoted, you stated that the dog "bought" your paper. I know you meant "brought".

Hi there
Funny you should say that -- I have put the money in an envelope on occasion and the dog got the paper while I was outside the shop. I've long since stopped using those things where you can only use them outdoors -- actually here it's likely to be made against the law even to use them inside your own house if there are children present (you have to go out into the garden or Street) -- while I agree with as minimum Government interference as possible I fully support that law if it goes through.

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Keep your eyes open !

I guess we're gonna have another leak in the weekend !

9379.fbl_partner_out16.130410-0711.f82c9451f09b84d4

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Keep your eyes open !

I guess we're gonna have another leak in the weekend !

9379.fbl_partner_out16.130410-0711.f82c9451f09b84d4

:)

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Hopefully X-64. IMO Ms should now just forget about the 32 bit editions from here on in. I can't think of even quite old PC's that can't handle 64 bit versions.

32 bit software can still run of course.

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M$ is releasing a Service Pack for Windows 8 already?! They've barely issued any updates for it..........
Um, there have actually been a lot of updates, consuming quite a bit of space since Windows 8 was released. Something in the ballpark of 40 updates at nearly 1GB from what I can remember from building a new PC image a month or so ago.
 

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@ pparks1: 8 has gotten a relatively small number of updates compared to what Vista/7 got. I remember updating Vista from scratch on a freshly installed system, it was pure hell (this was before any Service Packs came out). And what made it even worse was that for Vista oftentimes the updates would fail to finish applying after reboot, after you've waited a half hour or more to be able to use your PC. 8's updates might be taking alot of space, but 40 isnt much (at least not to me anyways). Oftentimes Vista/7 would offer updates several times a week, but not 8. Have barely seen anything in over a week, and I've checked everyday.
 

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@ pparks1: 8 has gotten a relatively small number of updates compared to what Vista/7 got. I remember updating Vista from scratch on a freshly installed system, it was pure hell (this was before any Service Packs came out). And what made it even worse was that for Vista oftentimes the updates would fail to finish applying after reboot, after you've waited a half hour or more to be able to use your PC. 8's updates might be taking alot of space, but 40 isnt much (at least not to me anyways). Oftentimes Vista/7 would offer updates several times a week, but not 8. Have barely seen anything in over a week, and I've checked everyday.

Microsoft releases updates once a month in patch Tuesday unless there is a severe issue.

Sure, there are more total updates for 7, but it's been out for years. 8 only has about 6 months behind it at this point.

I'm not saying 8 is terrible and needs lots of patches, but for its short lifespan there have been quite a few updates.
 

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mdmd

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I'm not saying 8 is terrible and needs lots of patches, but for its short lifespan there have been quite a few updates.

This is true.

On January 30, 2007, it (Vista) was released worldwide

A little off topic. It's been a little more than 6 years since Vista was released. This is funny to me. I reinstalled Vista several months ago to revisit it and the system wanted to update it with almost 600 updates. :doh:
 

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@ mdmd: Yes, Vista is old. But it is relevant for my example because the update process for Vista is essentially the same as it is for 7 and 8:

DL updates, install updates, reboot (sometimes, not always), wait for updates to successfully finish applying (or fail), wash, rinse, and repeat until nothing is left to install.

And some updates are dependent on others already being installed on the system, otherwise they wont be offered. and others arent offered unless certain programs are installed (Office, Visual Studio, etc).
 

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@ mdmd: Yes, Vista is old.

Yes, perhaps... my stupid silly little blurb was that Vista is not that old, I guess. Everyone seems to think 8 is supposed to be different in terms of updates and upgrades. :sleepy:

I don't use 7 but isn't 7 approaching hundreds of updates since release (2009) with service packs in the pipeline?
 

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mdmd

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I suppose many think 8 is a pia because MS must update and/or upgrade the metro pos (in a view). :rolleyes:
 

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@ mdmd: The update process for Vista/7/8 is the same, but dont confuse that with the upgrade. 8 has fewer editions, a new licensing scheme (Sytem Builder, upgrade-only, Windows Media Center sold separately instead of being free, etc.). And it looks like they also have a new (not entirely, but still different) activation method.

From what I've heard there was an upcoming SP2 for 7 as of early last yr, but MS supposedly cancelled it in favor of promoting 8. Maybe I'm wrong, but I dont think a new SP is coming for 7, although they will continue to update it regularly until the end of its' supported lifecycle, which is still far off (XP ends next yr I think, Vista not too long afterwards).

I'm not sure if MS "must" update/upgrade Metro apps, maybe you can elaborate on your opinion? I suppose if you paid for an app then they're legally obligated to support it, but probably not if it's free. Also, some apps are made by 3rd-party developers/publishers, so it would be their responsibility to support their app, not MS. Of course, you can just uninstall an app if you dont like it, and it wont receive updates. I keep only a few apps on my Start screen, the rest are removed. Everything else is just shortcuts to my most commonly used desktop programs, all grouped into relevant categories. I'm starting to love it more and more because I can just press the Windows key and start typing the name of any app/program I dont have pinned, and it will usually come up near-instantly.
 

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I'm not sure if MS "must" update/upgrade Metro apps, maybe you can elaborate on your opinion?

Referring to the most controversial feature of 8. WinRT - start screen - charms etc... I don't have an opinion on any of this. I am all out of opinions, very tired of giving an opinion. ... have a tendency to view the term update/upgrade - the same. ...know they are different. I think it is funny to expect Microsoft to change their habits to date from the 1980's. People will always be required to configure, customize, install 3rd party, break/fix broken systems, update, upgrade, reboot, repair, replace Microsoft software.

:lock:
 

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mdmd

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I'm starting to love it more and more because I can just press the Windows key and start typing the name of any app/program I dont have pinned, and it will usually come up near-instantly.

... use it the same way ...
the opposition believes (the start screen) it does not belong on a desktop non touch pc.

How about those leaks? I like the final release... not interested in trials of leaks.
 

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I am wondering how much an upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows Blue (8.1) is going to cost. Seems like Microsoft is following apple on upgrades. I will need to do this on my laptop which runs windows 8 pro now so I can show it at my seminars.
From what I read so far,it might not come out till late summer or fall. I hope Microsoft does not charge a forutune for an upgrade
 

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@ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop. I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open. But that's mostly because of the way MS designed things, they just need to revise and perfect it and it will work much better. The tiles are a bit big, but not overly huge enough to bother me. I went to Best Buy recently and saw touch screen laptops running 8 and it was a pleasure to use them. Everything was fluid, responsive, and seemed almost natural. With some improvement, and changes to the way Metro integrates with the classic desktop, it will be much better. They could even get rid of the desktop altogether and make things so that all apps/programs run in Metro mode (things that need to be windowed can be in a fullscreen or resizable window). I dont necessarily support that but it's still an option. MS's move to have a single unified OS between desktops/laptops, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, etc seems to me like a good move, but only if they play their cards right. But even then they will still need to tailor individual bits to each platform, so things wouldnt be 100% identical. They could also learn alot from other OSes like Linux and OS X, by integrating/mimicking certain aspects of the UIs for those OSes.

I wont be trying this out until an x64 version comes out, and even then only in a VM. As long as they include the option for turning on Aero Glass and the Start button then I'll be happy overall, though I'm still looking forward to seeing what changes Windows Blue will bring. I believe in customer choice. There are those who will say good riddance to the Start button and Aero Glass etc, but that doesnt make them right just because of their particular opinion. To each his own, however I choose to run my systems dont affect others. But there are ppl who will always think they are right, everyone else is wrong, my way is the only way and what I say is universal law. Therefore, MS should give customers an option by still including older legacy features as optional (not everything, but the big stuff).
 

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Hopefully X-64. IMO Ms should now just forget about the 32 bit editions from here on in. I can't think of even quite old PC's that can't handle 64 bit versions.
My old laptop runs Windows 8 (32-bit) but I don't think it would be happy with 64. For one thing, wouldn't I need a new set of 64-bit drivers (which probably don't exist)?
 

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Hopefully X-64. IMO Ms should now just forget about the 32 bit editions from here on in. I can't think of even quite old PC's that can't handle 64 bit versions.
My old laptop runs Windows 8 (32-bit) but I don't think it would be happy with 64. For one thing, wouldn't I need a new set of 64-bit drivers (which probably don't exist)?

That's what scares people off in the first place: no drivers. Try to see if you find them, while you still use 32bit, and if you do find those, you're better than expected. :)

EDIT: drivers for XP 64bit were the most difficult for me to find ever. But they were found, which means Vista and 7 capable machines (have more support), even some older lucky XP ones, can be upgraded to 64bit with no difficulties if the CPU allows it.
 

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@ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop.
I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open.

Oh well, uhhhh ... first, I am on your side, ... second, ... metro doesn't seem odd to me.
But then again, I am a lemming. :sleepy: :sarc:


I like flipping pages and immersive apps. Shrunken windows are annoying to me. Microsoft will undoubtedly provide hundreds of updates down the road, soon to be Windows 8.5, .7, then 9, 10, 11 whatever.

The phone UI is an acceptable method of accessing tools, but then, I am a lemming. :sarc: :party: :rolleyes: :zip: :thumb: :cool:
 

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@ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop.
I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open.

Oh well, uhhhh ... first, I am on your side, ... second, my view has evolved ..., metro doesn't seem odd to me.
But then again, I am a lemming. :sleepy:


I like flipping pages and immersive apps. Shrunken windows are annoying to me. Microsoft will undoubtedly provide hundreds of updates down the road, soon to be Windows 8.5, .7, then 9, 10, 11 whatever.
The phone UI is an acceptable method of accessing tools, but then, I am a lemming. :haha:

I adapted to Metro as well and I can say that the UI is very fast, allowing fast-switching between apps in full-screen, something we didn't have in previous versions. Some say there's no multitasking: wrong of course.
 

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    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

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EDIT: drivers for XP 64bit were the most difficult for me to find ever. But they were found, which means Vista and 7 capable machines (have more support), even some older lucky XP ones, can be upgraded to 64bit with no difficulties if the CPU allows it.
Yes well it was an XP laptop before I upgraded it. The laptop manufacturer doesn't supply recent versions of all the 32-bit drivers, let alone 64. (And Windows Update tried to install drivers that caused BSODs - it wasn't a happy upgrade.)

So I'm hoping that MS continue to provide 32-bit versions of Windows for a good few more years yet...
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 10
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