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Posted 16 May 2013 - 00:10
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 00:43
^ Yeah. I wonder if Win 7 users will be able to try it out too, that is, will you be able to install it on any computer like the release/consumer/dev previews.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 00:53
No cause the update which will be huge is only via the Windows store on windows 8 this is only for windows 8 users if you want to try out windows 8.1 it be a retail DVD or something when it is released and it cost ya . i am on windows 8 so it is a no issue for me
Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:02
So, no .iso directly from Microsoft, then.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:21
We don't know for sure yet there won't be some kind of ISO provided.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:02
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:10
In the past, service packs and releases like Win3.1 saw physical medium releases, right? Even OS X Lion, which is supposedly "App Store only" can still be acquired in a physical form. I'd be very surprised if 8.1 had no way to be installed as a base OS.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:25
Continued terrible mistakes by Microsoft, defended by all their fanboys with Microsoft Avatars in their display picture...
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:42
Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:52
Windows Update is for smaller hotfixes, a few third-party updates and minor updates like that. Even service packs are just collections of previous hotfixes. Win8.1 is far more significant than anything like that, so it make sense they're using the App Store.
Sooooo....not through Windows Update? Kinda weird.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:54
Posted 17 May 2013 - 22:38
What... Why would MS release a windows 8 update for everyone.... It makes no sense... Windows 8 haters are getting more desperate in things to hate it seems. Or was that not the point you where trying to get across, cause it seemed like it.
As for Windows 8.1, I wouldn't expect anything major. Basically something akin to xp SP2. A service pack but with a few extra feature enhancements bundled in. Which does not officially include a redundant start button according to MS.