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Windows 8.1 update 2 reportedly will land August 12

Windows 8.1 users can expect the next update to the OS in less than a month. At least so claims one site.

Leaked information from Russian site PCPortal.org.ru pegs August 12 as the date for Windows 8.1 update 2, according to tech news site Neowin. Though the report can't be confirmed, Neowin considers it authentic based on prior information.

In April, sources told ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley that Update 2 could arrive in August. Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, the time when the company rolls out new patches and bug fixes, is typically the second Tuesday of the month, so August 12 seems like a logical date for the update.


Read more at: Windows 8.1 update 2 reportedly will land August 12 - CNET
 

Tepid

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Not really, I updated a couple of desktops with update 1 without any issue.
 

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Coke Robot

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Yup, one really can't read much into these leaks at all... the latest shows the new Start menu running on Windows 8.1 with a build string 6.4.97xxx - ie. a new kernel and a build number close to RP (if M$ is consistent in their release naming conventions - 8.0 RTM being 9200, 8.1 RTM being 9600, thus new this DP/CP release should be 98xx and RTM 10000?)

I also think Update2 is likely to be just a rollup of KB's like an SP.

Until a preview gets leaked it's anyone's guess....:think:

Basically what it might just be, bunch of hotfixes and optimizations. On Windows Phone, this is the norm. When version 8.0 was released, the GDR1 update was released a couple months later to address some performance flaws, no new features. GDR2 had a couple of things to it, but not much. GDR3 was more significant.
 

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vrosa

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That would be next Patch Tuesday. ;)

Hi there

"Wot no leaks!" --even the CIA can't keep stuff in house that efficiently -- and I'm sure Ms doesn't operate like the CIA even though it DOES supply services to it.

Cheers
jimbo

Even if it leaked now, I think most would wait for the official version. That's my plan anyway. I'll be looking for the stand alone to show up on MSDN. Hopefully a new fully integrated ISO too.

I will wait for the official version, at least for my production machines. Update 1 leak was a pain for me !

:)
 

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