Windows 8.1 Spring update reportedly signed off to RTM

The Spring update for Windows 8.1 has reportedly reached RTM at build 17031 and has also been distributed to OEM partners.

The info comes from famed leaker WZor, who also made note of a possible leak appearing shortly. 

at this time we are actively working on this issue, that's all I can say right now :)

You may remember of course, that in February WZor was responsible for the 17025 build that leaked in both x86 and x64 flavours sometime after screenshots of the update started popping up all over the web.

Microsoft announced the "Spring Update" (their words, not ours) just over a week ago at the Mobile World Conference, and said it would be made available through Windows Update at the beginning of April. And for lack of an official name for this update, we asked readers what they think the update should be called, so if you haven't cast your vote yet be sure to make your opinion count.

Source & Image: WZor.net | Thanks for the tip FaiKee!

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Will this be able to be slipstreamed, or can we dump it in a /updates folder or something. I'm hoping there will be a proper slipstreamed image available on msdn next month.

wzor managed to create a working windows 8/8.1 keygen btw which is insane, no-one has ever been able to create a windows keygen that works every time. They haven't released in by the way, i doubt they ever will due to legal reasons.

I don't believe wzor has created a keygen. The "keygen" is based on code that was posted over at MDL and is used to create valid GVLK keys that can be activated against a KMS server. I do not believe the keygen generates valid retail keys that can be legitimately activated. I might be wrong, but there was an extensive discussion about this very topic on MDL not long ago. Either way - I am excited for the leak of the spring update.

Yup, it could happen, if you are (very very very ....) lucky and hit a key identical with a legit retail/MAK key.

Tomorrow they will post windows 9 UI leaks ahead of april conference. This is how they run technology blog or website rely to gain new visitor or random people. But it's meaningless at the same time for some reason.

Do you mean us or WZor.net? You do realise that this is a source of income for many of our writers and the site in general? We got famous for leaking Windows XP stuff ahead of everyone else

I actually remember that O.O
And I remember you guys leaking builds of MS Messenger and IE back when they were awesome (before Firefox and Chrome)
Oh lordy those were the days

Master of Earth said,
Tomorrow they will post windows 9 UI leaks ahead of april conference. This is how they run technology blog or website rely to gain new visitor or random people. But it's meaningless at the same time for some reason.

If it bothers you that much then why are you even on this site? I don't get people who come here to bitch about what this site is all about in general. I understand if this was some link baiting article that has nothing to do with the title you clicked on but it isn't - it is what they do.

Obry said,

If it bothers you that much then why are you even on this site? I don't get people who come here to bitch about what this site is all about in general. I understand if this was some link baiting article that has nothing to do with the title you clicked on but it isn't - it is what they do.

You just don't get it.

They can change it to any number they want, so don't worry, it could be 11.0.5 I think. If its leaked, I am already planning to test out it specifically IE related changes in Neowin forum, like I already do.

While we have a few, and I'm writing this in a Dell 8.1 tablet, we have a number of users who are asking for tablets; both windows 8 and iOS. The problem for us and most companies with iOS is that no one wants to use it as their sole productivity device. They all still need a PC or a laptop to get work done. We are considering Dell Venue Pro 11s which should be able to function as a laptop, desktop, and tablet, but we are taking a wait and see approach for now. The problem for us is the warranty on our 5 year old HP desktops and laptops is almost up and we need to refresh about 5k machines. I use Windows 8.1 daily and for me it works fine, but I can understand some of the complaints. I think most if not all of those are addressed in 8.1u1.

Drewidian said,
I use Windows 8.1 daily and for me it works fine, but I can understand some of the complaints. I think most if not all of those are addressed in 8.1u1.

Can you provide examples of some of those complaints? I'm using 8.1 on my Surface Pro, and frankly the only things about this update that caught my attention is the better keyboard navigation and right-click menus on the start screen.

What else have you heard that has been addressed?