Windows 8.1 Rollup "A", Rollup "B", "C" ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MSDNAA, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Just wondering if someone could clarify this to me. When WZOR leaked Windows 8.1 on August 26, 2013 they called it as "RTM" (Release to Manufacturing). Later the same build released on 9/9/2013 on MSDN / Technet as Official RTM / MSDN Release. Now WZOR calling 10/17/2013 release as GA Rollup "A'. So can we expect something like Roll-up "A", "B", "C" and so on in later days? :confused:
     
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  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    There is another rollup expected soon which was announced sometimes earlier called "B"


    lol .. preparing my drive on mega for new files ....
     
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  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    It's Microsoft's labels, not WZOR
     
  4. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Rollup is like mini service pack ?
     
  5. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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    There were plenty of rollups for Windows 8.0 as well, nothing new
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #6 PaulDesmond, Oct 27, 2013
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    right, but the way they issued them was different. Simply updates nothin' else. they never changed isos or such
     
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  7. copo

    copo MDL Senior Member

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    Paul, new ISOs coming? :eek:
     
  8. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Dude, once you roll one, you can't stop. Gotta keep rolling :)
     
  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    do you expect an answer right away?
    If there are new isos, I will issue smart versions only to make it faster. Atm, current files are set not to confuse the whole world :D
    You are doing a great job for the all of us and it is mostly appreciated by all members of MDL.
    Only available material can be distributed, future things is a world of its own ....
     
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  10. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Both true, although the rollups in this instance are a little different. Microsoft released Windows 8.1 before it was ready, that was directly from Microsoft! Basically they had a deadline to meet, so what they released was pretty much at the final RC stage.

    The GA rollup package was meant to basically 'complete' the release of Windows 8.1, and hence the new ISO's. Instead of changing the build number of all the files, they just updated the affected files with a GDR build release. There could possibly be more finalising updates out in the future. Strangely I haven't seen any hotfix KB articles yet, I presume Microsoft will continue with those and the GDR/LDR release system. All updates are currently GDR, which is expected since they are general release (not hotfixes).

    Unfortunately with the GA release Microsoft has already stated it has some new bugs in it, and they were known even upon it's release. Remember, they had to stick to a deadline! This should be rectified with another package next month. Whether they just replace the affected components from KB2883200 or replace the whole update is currently unknown, but all suggestions point to a superseding update. Another issue with KB2883200 is that with an online image you are supposed to install KB2894179 first, then KB2883200, then KB2894029. This order is a little inconvenient to follow, especially since you install the highest number first, lowest second, and the middle one last.

    There will most likely be the occasional rollup package like with Windows 8. This is to effectively replace the need for service packs... in theory. Remember though that Windows 8.1 is basically a very large service pack/quasi-new OS. It is NOT a new OS like the Windows Vista --> Windows 7 --> Windows 8 transitions (which in themselves were just heavily built upon the earlier OS), but it is larger than say, Windows 7 SP1. The consumer is probably the winner in this case, although the next OS probably won't be a free upgrade for existing users.
     
  11. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Oops true. I did actually know that when I wrote it, just wasn't thinking about it I guess! lol. What I mean was I haven't seen any KB articles on Microsoft's RSS feed. In fact, Windows 8.1 isn't even listed on the product page.
     
  12. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yep, i'm dying to know its RSS ID :D
     
  13. empireum

    empireum MDL Junior Member

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    Rollup is now replacement for Service Pack.
     
  14. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    It is not important to deal with it. That "GA Rollup A" nonsense is just ordinary KB update, which can be easily integrated to ISO. It is not worth to spend a minute to talk about it.