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Windows 8.1 RTM Public Release Scheduled On Oct. 18

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#1 +FaiKee

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:25

Neowin News has reported about MS announced that Windows 8.1 RTM will make its public release on Oct. 18, 2013
 
http://www.neowin.ne...ng-october-18th
 
MS announcement on Windows Blog
 
http://blogs.windows...indows-8-1.aspx
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Mr. Leblanc in the comments section did not go further to reply questions about RTM date, nor MSDN release dates.
 
I think it's not appropriate to discuss win8.1 new findings in the "win8.1 enterprise" thread, better to discuss in a new thread. :)
 
- Neowin news also reported about "MS plan for win8.1RTM final coding on Aug. 23". From what I knew, this date was actually the initial target date, it might have changed, and rumors are all flying around.
 
- Also, people also find out in the latest leaked build 9471, the KMS activation system has changed, the current available so called "KMS tools" couldn't be used anymore, furthermore, Office 2013 installed on build 9471 were also using the same new KMS channel, and couldn't be activated
 
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This is something about warez, better not to go deep into it, so, just FYI. :)




#2 Jeston

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:30

You mean October 18th, not August 18th.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:34

 It is October 18th and not August 18th sadly. Whenever I see Windows 8.1, I think of 3.1.



#4 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:40

Sorry, made a mistake, requested mods to amend. :)



#5 George P

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:13

This gives OEMs lots of time to push their new devices and for the hardware makers to have good, stable, 8.1 drivers ready.  Sucks that we have to wait for it that long but it should be better for everyone in the en.



#6 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:58

I would expect a leak soon after OEM's got their copies in late Aug. :)



#7 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 00:50

9484.0.winblue_rtm.130812-1706 :)

 

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#8 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:44

http://blogs.windows...-the-start.aspx

 

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#9 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 00:21

Build 9477 screen-shot

 

http://bbs.pcbeta.co...388159-1-1.html

 

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#10 freak180

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 00:26

Any chance of RMT 8.1 leaking out before the 18th?



#11 +timster

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 00:35

Any chance of RMT 8.1 leaking out before the 18th?

just like previous versions of Windows, I'm sure that 8.1 will be on torrent sites before it goes RTM



#12 chrisj1968

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 00:54

Good news.



#13 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 15:39

windows 8.1 build 9477 zh-CN X64, said to be uploading, don't know if it's real or not. :)



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 15:45

I see the taskbar is still annoyingly transparent... :/



#15 Ci7

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 16:01

i hope the plumber is in vacation....  :shiftyninja: