English Windows 8.1 RTM 'Frankenbuild' out in the wild

Yes, it's true.

There are reports that the leaked Simplified Chinese Windows 8.1 x64 RTM build has now been repacked as an English version, and has started making the rounds on file sharing websites.

The news first appeared on MDL forums, and the staff there have been busy removing links to the 'Frankenbuild', so you won't find it in that thread, and if you must have it (why, oh why?) you'll need to do your own research.

Other whispers are that a 'proper' English version may leak today, again originating from China if the news on PCBeta is to be believed; again we're not going to be linking because the information posted on that website in a particular thread breaks about a dozen rules here on Neowin.

So far the English versions have remained pretty much locked down, with only China managing to leak the completed version. It looks like people are getting desperate, desperate enough to modify that build into some sort of English.

The wait for the proper build is a long one, and we're certain many more RTM related leaks will pop up, but you might want to stay away from 'Frakenbuilds' for now.

Via: MDL | Image: From the voices in my head.

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Microsoft, please avoid bogus iso's en files like this and release it - at least earlier - on MSDN/TechNet.
Who knows what hidden doors and keyloggers come installed with it...

kiddingguy said,
Microsoft, please avoid bogus iso's en files like this and release it - at least earlier - on MSDN/TechNet.
Who knows what hidden doors and keyloggers come installed with it...

Not Microsoft's problem, really, and frankly people who install these hacks deserve what's coming to them IMO.

Mugwump00 said,
Yeah - faster with more features?! Pahh, down with that sort of thing!

Easy to answer : I cannot work faster than the computer, and the win 8 interface slow down me for common task.
And new features ? what about undesirable features, such like metro apps that I just don't care.

Spicoli said,
Relax. Go outside, get a girlfriend, have a beer. There's other things to do .

Seriously? The girlfriend remark? That never gets old, for some reason...

"linking because the information posted on that website in a particular thread breaks about a dozen rules here on Neowin."

though you can link to link which can expose it, doesn't break any rule? lol

I think the new KMS will probably be hacked before the release as well...MS just never seems to be lucky with these leaks.
But if it's just the correct English language pack integrated into the setup, then you've got the proper version in the end anyway (which apparently right now it still isn't AFAIK, it's truly a Frankenbuild).

Edited by Thief000, Aug 28 2013, 11:42am :