Download the Windows 8.1 RTM wallpaper here; RTM leak on or before 1 Sep? [Update]

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Yesterday there were some reports of more screenshots of the RTM build of Windows 8.1 originating from China that showed off a new default wallpaper and theme packs, Now a user on Deviantart has recreated the wallpaper from scratch.

To recap, IThome.com posted some images which the site claimed shows off the new default wallpaper that will be included with Windows 8.1. Another page on IThome.com allegedly shows some more wallpaper packs that will be a part of the OS along with a new Windows 8.1 theme package and lock screen wallpaper.

Microsoft has yet to officially announce that the RTM build has been completed but we expect the company will send out an official press soon. The build has the version number 9600 and online reports claim it has already been sent to OEMs.

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 will be generally available on October 18th and US owners of Windows 8 PCs will be able to download the update for free via the Windows Store on the morning of October 17th. PC makers will also likely launch a number of new desktop, laptop and tablet products with Windows 8.1 installed on October 18th as well.

Another rumour is that the RTM will leak on or before 1 September, this time (again) originating from Russia, but we'll have to wait to see if that actually happens.

Update: Seems Win8China didn't leak it at all, the wallpaper was recreated by Gabrielx86, a Deviantart user. Sorry chaps.

Source: Gabrielx86 on Deviantart via calimike on our forums

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