Floodgates opened: Windows 8.1 Pro x86 and x64 plus Server 2012 R2 leaked

The floodgates are truly open now. Yesterday we reported that an English version of Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) RTM had leaked, but with a corrupted install.wim file (that could be repaired). Today two 'untouched' original ISO's have already leaked online, this time both the x64 and x86 versions.

The leak originates from Russian leaker WZOR, and Windows Server 2012 R2, Essentials, Enterprise, Hyper-V Server and Foundation Storage will also make their way to torrent sites today, as well as the Russian versions and language packs.

The leak descriptions come with full build strings (6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623 for the x64 ISO) and emphasise that they are Microsoft images, not frankenbuilds or modified (as yesterday) in any way.

Microsoft, for whatever reason they see fit, has decided against posting Windows 8.1 to its developer channels and wanted to make all users wait until October 18th before they can get their hands on the update. But, when there is a will, there is a way, and the Windows 8.1 community has been able to go against Microsoft’s wishes by leaking just about everything that was sent to OEMs now.

For those of you wanting to wait until Microsoft releases the update officially, you will get your chance on October 18th at retail locations and on the 17th via the Windows Store.

Via: Neowin Forums & MDL

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