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    Microsoft’s Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Was Just a Test...


    Last week, Microsoft accidentally disclosed several Windows 8.1 Update 1 download links, which basically allowed everyone with Internet access to download and install the new OS version prepared by the software giant for the April launch.

    While Microsoft has quickly taken down the links, a Chinese website is now claiming that the build that was delivered to users on that day was actually just a testing version supposed to allow the Redmond-based company to test the update system that’s going to go live once Windows 8.1 Update 1 is released.

    PCBeta suggests that build 17031 is not RTM, which means that those who rushed to install it might need to reinstall their operating systems once again once the full build becomes available, as it’s not yet clear whether the new and final version could be delivered via Windows Update to these computers.
    Read the rest here:Microsoft?s Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Version Was Just a Test Build, Not RTM

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    I figured by now, Microsoft wouldn't have oopsie poopsie moments like this. They know what they're doing for the most part...

    But I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 9 came out with all sorts of WinRT polish and they said that Windows 8 was just an initial test of the new UI style. They said the exact same thing of Windows Phone 7 when 8 was released.
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    Not surprised based the way Windows 8 has been handled so far by MS. I'm just glad I waited and don't have to worry about that part of the Update.
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    I'm going to leave mine up and running to see if a 'merge' even happens or not.
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    Just remember to switch off your automatic updates, though, or you could be in a mess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Just remember to switch off your automatic updates, though, or you could be in a mess!
    +1.. I re-installed Win8.1 just to make sure when the updates come out on the 8th they'll work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Just remember to switch off your automatic updates, though, or you could be in a mess!
    Roger that! Gonna be interesting to see what unfolds in 3 weeks.
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    Had 3 updates since 8.1.1 instead of 5 on plain win 8.1 and everything want just fine but now the "RTM" designation I found in "Aida" seems less of a fluke.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm going to leave it installed and see what happens when the finale comes out. Not counting Defender definition updates I think I've had 3 updates. Everything is still working OK.
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Well if you are running an NVidia video card be careful. . .the latest update kill my test computer, and I mean down hard. Had to resort to doing a compete reinstall from a backup image (thank goodness I keep a backup. . .
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