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Windows 8.1 update 2 reportedly will land August 12

  1. #11


    Strategically placed leaks were known in other industries to be a pretty good tool to peek interest in some new, planed features and also to gauge response to them. Ford had fed rumors about aluminum bodied trucks (front wheel pickups too) back in late '90s and most Ford aficionados where aghast at the idea. I guess that reactions to that had mellowed or changed later one, so now they are throwing those changes on the market now.
    M$ might have red that page too. I seriously doubt that they couldn't keep that under wraps if they really wanted to.

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  2. #12


    I haven't upgraded my 8.0 users yet at work. People who got new machines are on Windows 8.1 and the last 8 machines have had 8.1 update 1. These updates are way too frequent to deal with when you have tons of other tasks and projects.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    We still don't have the Win8.1 update at our house...
    You have to go to the Store [tile] to get it, free but not an automatic update. It's a large download so allow time, last one I did on a 1.1Mbps connection took overnight.
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  4. #14


    Everybody reports August 12 as final release date.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Everybody reports August 12 as final release date.
    That would be next Patch Tuesday.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Everybody reports August 12 as final release date.
    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
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Everybody reports August 12 as final release date.
    That would be next Patch Tuesday.
    That makes sense.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Everybody reports August 12 as final release date.
    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.
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    I don't do leaks anymore, not for an update. Maybe 9 in a VM. But not an update. I can wait.
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  10. #20


    I'll want the Windows 8.1 update 2 msdn iso, don't know if i'd take a large update 2 without a complete install iso - too much time fixing stuff usually.
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