Windows 8.1 Update 1 build 17025 MSU leaked online

A few weeks after a MSU version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 got leaked to the Internet, it appears that a more recent build has also found its way to download sites. This build has the version number 9600.17025

The news was first posted by known Internet Windows leaker "WZor" on his Twitter account, who stated that the leak is for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. As per Neowin's policy, we will not offer any direct downloads of this leaked build.

Last week, WZor posted up a screenshot of an earlier build of Update 1, with the version number 17019, and added that it had entered the escrow stage of development. That means that work on the update is basically done, save for perhaps a few more bugs. Obviously, the existence of this newer build means that Microsoft is still trying to fix some last minute issues.

Microsoft has still not confirmed anything about Windows 8.1 Update 1, which will add a number of improvements for the OS, including many that are designed to make using it with the keyboard and mouse better. Microsoft is expected to launch Update 1 sometime in early April.

Source: WZor on Twitter via Winbeta.org | Image via WZor

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Dunkleybwoy said,
So I have downloaded the leak but I don't know how to install it due to installing a previous leak. I'm not sure whether to install over the top or delete the previous updates.

Well, I hope you didn't install this on actual hardware... Installing the new leak should be a simple process of creating a new VM. Otherwise, you'll have to format whatever it is you're running the old leak on, and install fresh.

You can install it on top of your previous leaked update. I installed it on real hardware too. Just install it. You don't need to uninstall the previous leaked update. This update automatically replaces the previous update "magically"

That's why I am glad it is a MSU (Windows update) rather than a new OS (like 8.1 was)

I installed over the previous version and it updated fine. Make sure you restart every MSU.

In this order: KB2919442 > KB2919442-1 > KB2919355 > KB2932046

Why MS don't keep a normal software versioning number. Like Windows 8.0, then Windows 8.1, then 8.2 and so on. Service packs sounded even cool in Windows 7.

mjedi7 said,
Why MS don't keep a normal software versioning number. Like Windows 8.0, then Windows 8.1, then 8.2 and so on. Service packs sounded even cool in Windows 7.

Even though I agree that the naming convention is starting to get a bit.... hard to understand, I believe update1 is supposed to bring bugfixes without changing too much to the UI........ even thought it is.....

Urgh okay nevermind, even I am not seeing it clearly....

mjedi7 said,
Why MS don't keep a normal software versioning number. Like Windows 8.0, then Windows 8.1, then 8.2 and so on. Service packs sounded even cool in Windows 7.

I think this is because you can buy 8.1 in a shop as a product. With packaging and all involved.
By offering this update as a download only this is not necessary.

Because 8.1 was a new OS. It installed like a new OS upgrade.

Windows 8.1 Update 1, however is a simple Windows update, like win7 service pack is.

To install 8.1, you have to format your drive or do an inplace upgrade. That's exactly like how you install a new OS and not a service pack.

My question: Are they going to add back the 'Fetch my files' that skydrive has in 8.0, that they removed from 8.1 for no good reason that I can fathom?

The Mesh had a feature where you could synchronize files across your machines but not have the file contents "in the cloud" which meant that they didn't count in terms of space usage. It did mean that Microsoft had to store the file metadata however.

SkyDrive never got this feature but instead got the "Fetch my file" feature which does something similar in that it provides a way of getting cloud-less files over the same infrastructure used to get cloudy files. It's particularly useful if both your machine and the other are behind firewalls and/or NAT devices.

can anyone verifies whether the right click menu on wifi is there? i mean the menu which we can forget the network and seeing the properties of wifi we are connecting to.

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