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Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

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    Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store


    The rep claims that Update 2 will land in August/September of this year, and that it will be delivered through the Windows Store much like Windows 8. The rep also claims that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be a hefty 3GB in size, making us believe that Update 2 won't be like Windows 8.1 Update 1, but more like Windows 8.1 as a whole compared to Windows 8. 3GB is somewhat a significant increase in size compared to Update 1, which maxed at around 700MB.
    Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store, and be 3GB in size? | WinBeta

    hope it by windows update and not store
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Jun 2014 at 12:05. Reason: format

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    Wow. At 3gbs, that pretty much makes it a new OS!
    But I see the original source (not your link) is not guaranteed 100% reliable. It is actually a source on this forum:

    What we know so far about the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update
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    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    whatever, I hope that the damned thing is able to do like W8.1 update and be able to D/L the thing so I can make my ISO from it, otherwise I'll have to revert to another torrent d/l of the ISO like I had to with up1.
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    I love the circular nature. The credentials of "the rep" are that "the rep" is, to quote; "According to a user at EightForums"
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Where did the 3 GB file size come from? That's the first I've heard about it being that big? If true that's going to suck for those with a slow or metered Internet connection.
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    I was that guy (apologies to Sheldon Cooper).


    That is what I was told by the rep yesterday, he could be winding me up and everyone else up but who knows. I am sure M$ will be listening to the recordings of the tapes and if someone said the truth they most likely will get fired if they span a huge yarn then its just news fodder to keep everyone interested. Anyhow he fixed my authorization issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    That is what I was told by the rep yesterday, he could be winding me up and everyone else up but who knows. I am sure M$ will be listening to the recordings of the tapes and if someone said the truth they most likely will get fired if they span a huge yarn then its just news fodder to keep everyone interested. Anyhow he fixed my authorization issue.
    Thanx for sharing anyway... unfortunately the "techno paparazzi" will grab anything to gain hits for their sites... that's just the world we live in...
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    Still trying to wrap my head around the 3 GB, that's some "update", sounds more like an OS upgrade. I guess its now time for the hurry up and wait phase, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Still trying to wrap my head around the 3 GB, that's some "update", sounds more like an OS upgrade. I guess its now time for the hurry up and wait phase, lol.
    As per usual, eh ? Many years ago auto manufacturers would go great lengths to hide upcoming models to "surprise" others but it somehow "leaked" anyway. Seems like those "leaks" were always a way to "sniff out" the market first and that may be a good thing for everyone concerned.
    Distinguishing "smoke" from "fire" is another story. (they both smell).
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    If you update today from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update 1, I assume it's now available a 3GB (approx) download via the Store - because you can presumably do it in one step from 8 to 8.1.1 without updating via 8.1 (without update) first.

    Presumably the same will eventually apply to 8.1 Update 2 - if you start from plain Windows 8, you'll presumably be able to do it in one step via the Store, and it will be 3GB, mainly because of all the gubbins to take 8.0 to 8.1

    I'm guessing/hoping this is what they mean.

    I reckon it's still likely there will be a more minor update for those with 8.1 already.
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