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  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    I have just looked at the Microsoft site for iso files and a common product key is listed which is different from those provided by SIW2. It is :NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F. I downloaded one of the iso's but failed to get it to open and as the full version is only a few days away, I will try again then.
    Is this 8.1 Preview or 8.1 RTM?
    It looks like the key to the 8.1 Preview to me.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    I have just looked at the Microsoft site for iso files and a common product key is listed which is different from those provided by SIW2. It is :NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F. I downloaded one of the iso's but failed to get it to open and as the full version is only a few days away, I will try again then.
    Is this 8.1 Preview or 8.1 RTM?
    It looks like the key to the 8.1 Preview to me.
    I just checked and it is 8.1 Preview.

    Jim
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    I have just looked at the Microsoft site for iso files and a common product key is listed which is different from those provided by SIW2. It is :NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F. I downloaded one of the iso's but failed to get it to open and as the full version is only a few days away, I will try again then.
    As already mentioned, that's the key for the Release Preview. The other leaked keys are install keys for the RTM, Release To Manufacture. Those are two different ISO's.
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    Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 RTM Update Before General Availability

    Just as promised, Redmond has started delivering updates for Windows 8.1 RTM workstations before the new operating system hits the market on October 18.

    Codenamed Windows 8.1 GA Rollup A, the update cycle comes with plenty of bug fixes and only a few minor visual improvements, which means that Microsoft was mostly focused on addressing performance glitches and adding code optimizations.

    While the name of the update pack suggests that a second release might be coming before October 18, it appears that Microsoft is now shipping the improvements not only through Windows Update, but also as a separate download for PC makers that already installed the operating system on their machines.
    Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 RTM Update Before General Availability
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    OK, if I read that correctly? This is an update for people currently running the RTM, that includes patches not originally included, but that are now going to be include in the Store update.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 RTM Update Before General Availability
    When Microsoft released 8.1 RTM to Technet and MSDN, they did say these things in their MSDN blog post and the Windows Blog:

    Based on the feedback from you and our partners, we’re pleased to announce that we will be making available our current Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM builds (as well as Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds) to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions
    The primary purpose of Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC availability is for testing as our engineering teams continue to refine and update the product and tools in preparation for Windows 8.1 general availability on October 18 and the release of Visual Studio 2013 RTW.
    So the RTM was merely the current build (as at a month ago) not the final one, and it was released for testing purposes.

    So it's not surprising if there's a meaty update required to bring it up to the 8.1 GA. I guess it's possible there may be a new ISO too, on Technet etc.
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