A few days ago we reported that the leaked version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 that many people downloaded a few weeks might not be the RTM build as previously thought. Now a new version number for the update may have been discovered in, of all places, a Microsoft support web page.
Neowin member "FaiKee" spotted the support page and alerted us on our message board to his discovery earlier this morning. The page describes a hotfix that Microsoft has released for "Video preview is blurry when you open a camera application in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2"
When scrolling down the page, a number of selections can be expanded to show which specific versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported by this hotfix. As "FaiKee" discovered, and highlighted, when he looked into the "Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2" selection, the following file number is listed.
The key part of the file number is "6.3.9600.17042" The version number for the Update 1 build that leaked on the Internet a few weeks ago was 17031; Microsoft is already offering a hotfix for the build even though it has yet to be released to the public.
So is 17042 the final RTM build version or are there more in the works? We likely won't know for certain until Microsoft officially releases Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is expected to happen in early April.
Thanks, again, to FaiKee for the tip!
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