Windows 8.1 RTM imminent

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TecMan, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    The Windows Team at Microsoft are still hard at work on Windows 8.1 as they develop at full speed towards their deadline date. Windows 8.1 is expected to hit RTM sometime this month, and recently build 9472 was compiled. The build was compiled on the 29th of July, just a few days ago as of typing this.

    As Windows 8.1 is expected to be released to OEM's at the end of this month, RTM is to be expected within the next few weeks.

    It's clear that the Windows 8.1 RTM won't differ that much from the Preview, as the Windows 8.1 Preview was pretty much feature complete when it was released. Bug fixes and App Updates are expected to be the highlights between the Preview and RTM. For example, apps like Mail and People will be getting a complete UI update which adds additional functionality.

    For those tech-savvy readers, the full build string is 9472.0.winmain.130729-1720.

    Microsoft has compiled 41 additional builds since the Windows 8.1 Preview, and is expected to artificially jump to 9600 when RTM is completed. Microsoft has done this in the past with Windows 8. The OS was pretty much finished at around build 8888 but the Windows Team had to artificially jump to 9200 due to the way the build numbers are compiled.

    source:microsoft
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    lol 3 day old news ;)
     
  3. Zeblade

    Zeblade MDL Junior Member

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    "slowly raises hand".. lol new for me
     
  4. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    Me too...........
     
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  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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  6. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    Ok, you mean, that we will have to live/get used to with the fact that 8.1 is slower than 8?. Forever?
     
  7. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  9. segobi

    segobi MDL Addicted

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    It saddens me that you didn't source Microsoft's blog
     
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  10. Populous

    Populous MDL Novice

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    Some sources mention that Windows 8.1 will come out in the end of this month or most probably september, is it true ?
     
  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Let wait and see!:p
     
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  12. chienjy

    chienjy MDL Junior Member

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    Sooner the better !
     
  13. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    #14 WIKIMACK, Aug 7, 2013
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  14. dippyweb

    dippyweb MDL Member

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    downloading 8.1 RTM *.*
     
  15. Tribbiani

    Tribbiani MDL Novice

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    Yeah... And I'm downloading Windows 9 Preview.
     
  16. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Fixed that for ya ;)
     
  17. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    me windows 10 pré béba :ball2::D
     
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  18. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    The later, the better. Obviously you dont know m$...