You can download Windows 8.1 update 1 right now with a simple registry tweak [Update]

If you are willing to make a few tweaks to your registry, you can get Windows 8.1 update 1 right now.  By adding a value to your registry, this will give you access to download and will get you the bits right now, without accessing any third-party.

Several users have reported that the method is working and have successfully downloaded the update. The current thought is that by tweaking the registry, it mimics your machine to be that of a user who is dogfooding the update and then sends the bits to your machine.

In regedit, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\” and create a new key called “SHWindowsPoolS14″, now reboot your PC and check for new updates. You should see “Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2919442) – (S14 Prerequisite v01.0008)“, this is the first in a series of updates that will update your PC to Windows 8.1.1 (or whatever it’s called).

We wouldn't be surprise if Microsoft blocks this workaround very quickly and surely did not expect this way of obtaining Windows 8.1 update 1 to make it out into the wild in this way.

As with any leak or workaround like this, proceed with caution as you can bork your Windows install.

Update: Microsoft has plugged the registry tweak and removed the files from the known Microsoft server locations, but you can find the bits on MDL forums or just look through our comments. Again we warn you that downloading files from non verified locations is not recommended..

The Updates must be installed in the following order:

  1. KB2919442  
  2. KB2939087 
  3. KB2919355 
  4. KB2932046 
  5. KB2938439 
  6. KB2937592 

And finally, if you have the Feature Pack/Update 1 installed, you can enable Enterprise mode in Internet Explorer (also for Windows 7) by doing the following steps:

Ensure you have the correct version installed:

Enterprise mode can be enabled using two Group Policies (in a corporate environment system admins would do this for their employees). Hit Windows + R and type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the Run window. In the Group policy editor, browse to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer, there you’ll find, among others, these two policies: “Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode” and “Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list”.

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How do you install this on top of the previous 8.1 Update 1 leaked build? My PC keeps going into an automatic repair loop after installing KB2919355.

i installed these updates from mdsn but tuesdays updates wouldent install so i unistalled the updates apart from update KB2919442 as it wouldent install so i still had problems i ended up formatting my pc best to wait till microsoft release the update

i installed these updates from mdsn and tuesdays patchs wouldent install so i unistalled the updates but update KB2919442 wouldent unistall i ended up formatting my pc best to wait till microsoft release it

Today I saw 8.1.1 and it was nice!! Microsoft you are now moving in right direction!!
Anyway I won't update to 8... Will wait for 9 and I'm sure you will surprise us all
Please keep the good work in the current direction

No more 'popping' busy cursor and playback controls on Xbox Music thumbnail!

Is there a thread for new things found/fixed?

I tried it to see what it was like but I took a system image before and restored it after. It seemed fine to me but I'm on a fairly recent installation.

I'll wait until the official final release before I actually install it permanently - even it is RTM there's always the possibility of a critical post-RTM fix.

So, is there a definitive way to see that you've got the proper updates installed? Like in a winver, shouldn't it show a different number than (Build 9600)?

Nop, Update 1 is still the same build as the RTM. Through, while the RTM is 9600.16384, Update 1 is 9600.17031, this number isn't shown in winver.exe, but you can find it in the About Internet Explorer screen.

found a rather weird bug on the second day of using this new update. Some of my pined application on taskbar not working properly. Transparent Screen Lock to be detail, if i click the icon on desktop, the log in box working properly, if i click the pined one, the log in box dissapear, but still can type in the password to unlock.

and there is time when i right click on desktop anywhere, it may not responding for a brief moment before everything pop out in an instant.

I actually ended up having so many problems where Windows Explorer would crash every time it opened that I had to restore it. Hopefully it's fixed before the MSDN release.

Classic shell transfers over just fine with the 8.1 update 1. not alot to see from intial looks other then the modern UI store icon on the taskbar

Apart from the 700+MB update (I think is was KB2919355), It didn't matter what order you installed the other updates. KB2919355 just needed to be installed last. The largest update is "Update 1" and the others were just prerequisites.

I had to do a system restore cuz Internet Explorer would not even launch, whether I used desktop mode or modern mode.
Other than that, the update was quite awesome.

Is this indeed the correct order? Other places have said KB2919355 before KB2932046. Or does it really matter?

Edited by ir0nw0lf, Mar 7 2014, 6:12pm :

Based on what I read on WZor, you should install them in this order:
1. KB2919442
2. KB2919355
3. KB2932046 - Supplement 1
4. KB2937592 - Supplement 2

I see nothing about the other two updates. I'm currently installing KB2919355 right now, I'll let you know how it turns out.

It seems to be working well. The only issue I've run into is that it doesn't like my touchpad driver (which to be fair never really worked from the beginning). Otherwise, it is working nicely!

I've installed but I'm yet to notice anything, If the only change is the ability to use Metro apps on the desktop I wont notice as I still never use them

Is that screenshot of the new store? Looks sooooo much better than just plain white background. What a difference a bit of gradient makes.

Could they maybe add the SHA1 hashes for kb2919355 in the first article for anyone looking for it on the internet.

Edited by warwagon, Mar 7 2014, 3:06pm :

I installed KB2919355 last, everything installed fine. There may be some leeway in install ordering, not absolutely strict as seem to appear from the article.

ork said,
I installed KB2919355 last, everything installed fine. There may be some leeway in install ordering, not absolutely strict as seem to appear from the article.

You are correct, ork. I used the following order to install and rebooted only when asked to do so (twice). Works great.
1. windows8.1-kb2919442-x64
2. windows8.1-kb2932046-x64
3. windows8.1-kb2937592-x64
4. windows8.1-kb2938439-x64
5. windows8.1-kb2939087-x64
6. windows8.1-kb2919355-x64

This is from: http://www.ngohq.com/news/2460...ows-8-1-update-1-final.html
The order displayed here is different than the order above. Will this cause issues?

The updates must be installed in the following order: <---ngohq

• KB2919442
• KB2939087
• KB2919355
• KB2932046
• KB2938439
• KB2937592
______________________________________________________________________________________
##Note## Don't forget the install order. <----- from above for the MDL link.

1. KB2919442
2. KB2939087
3. KB2932046
4. KB2919355
5. KB2938439
6. KB2937592
Better yet, the guys/gals that had success, which order did you install?

Thanks!

Bricked my Toshiba 8" tablet, but went fine on two other computers. Was able to reset the Toshiba, gonna try again. My Surface 2 does not have a minimize button on Modern Apps, but it does have the X to close. By design for Surface or maybe update did not complete all the way? Anyone else experience that on Surface 2? My Surface is a LOT faster now.

I noticed a significant speed increase on my laptop and I hope my Surface RT gets the same boost because it has become frustratingly slow

jimmyfal said,
Bricked my Toshiba 8" tablet, but went fine on two other computers. Was able to reset the Toshiba, gonna try again. My Surface 2 does not have a minimize button on Modern Apps, but it does have the X to close. By design for Surface or maybe update did not complete all the way? Anyone else experience that on Surface 2? My Surface is a LOT faster now.

When you say "bricked" and you were able to reset, did you reset with system restore, system repair, boot disk, etc? Thanks!

On the Toshiba Encore 8", I got through all updates, and then on reboot, it prompted me with the Bitlocker error and wanted me to put in my bitlocker code. After that it would not boot, it would say "repairing" and then it went to a recovery screen. I had moved my refresh partition to an external USB stick. I tried Refresh first but it said the HD did not have enough space on it, and to clear space. Since I could not get into Windows to clear space I did the RESET option. That got me back to 8.1, but still have to do a bunch of updates to get back to normal. I'm gonna do the update all over again soon.

PS, one nice change that I have seen that I have not heard reported is that when I use the Bing Search and click on a link, it opens up a new tab on the desktop IE 11. The previous behavior was to open the link in IE 11 touch version. This is a huge deal for me, I will be using Bing Smart Search all the time now on the desktop.

Also when I drag and drop a web address from the address bar to the desktop, it now opens IE with the favorites bar, and the status bar showing. Before it would annoyingly hide those even though I routinely display them all the time. Looking for more nuances now, I like those little changes that mean a lot.

Edited by jimmyfal, Mar 7 2014, 2:35pm :

Ok this order worked on the Toshiba Encore 8" this time:
1.KB2919442
2.KB2939087
3.KB2932046
4.KB2919355
5.KB2938439
6.KB2937592

This order did not:
KB2919442
*KB2939087
KB2919355
KB2932046
*KB2938439
KB2937592

You don't. The instructions say so but the updates are cumulative and therefore, the previous roll-ups are not needed. I just tried it on a VM. After the updates, WU will still ask you to update windows defenders, flash, and such but the previous roll-up updates are already included in this mega update.

doh said,
You don't. The instructions say so but the updates are cumulative and therefore, the previous roll-ups are not needed. I just tried it on a VM. After the updates, WU will still ask you to update windows defenders, flash, and such but the previous roll-up updates are already included in this mega update.

That wasn't true for me. I tried the big update and it told me it wasn't applicable for my system. It wasn't until I installed the others that it finally installed. So at least one or all are required for others.

What "others"? I tried it on a fresh installation of 8.1. After the fresh installation, I installed the 6 updates as noted above (KB2919442, KB2939087, KB2932046, KB2919355, KB2938439, KB2937592) without any previous roll-ups.

Sorry, I misread your post. I thought you said you didn't need the above previous updates installed in order to install the big package.

Careful installing this with StartIsBack+ installed. I had to reinstall Windows all over again because it wouldn't boot into the system. I think the culprit was StarIsBack+ (not the first time this software did this, did the same when upgrading 8 to 8.1).

Setnom said,
Careful installing this with StartIsBack+ installed. I had to reinstall Windows all over again because it wouldn't boot into the system. I think the culprit was StarIsBack+ (not the first time this software did this, did the same when upgrading 8 to 8.1).

I'm not sure about StartIsBack, but several of the 3rd party Start Menu tools modify and touch protected system folders/shortcuts. Even the benign tools will allow end users to inadvertently move/modify system file/folders that will create unseen problems later on.

This creates a range of problems not only with Explorer and the new Start Screen, but also can mangle or prevent updates from working properly.

If you find any update not working properly (any of these or normal Windows Update supplied updates), you can get them working again by running SFC /scannow as administrator from a command prompt to correct the damage caused by these tools.

(PS To any 3rd party Start Menu developer tool developer - stop touching the program shortcuts/folders directly and create your own copy for users to work with that won't cause problems.)

This is odd. Nothing happens when I right-click any apps in the Modern UI any more. It just highlights them. No option to resize the tiles or anything. Anyone else have this?

I hope you installed (and rebooted each time when asked) in the correct order? If you didn't it will skip elements of the update. Maybe try rolling back (if you can) and retry.

I think only the first kb doesn't require a reboot.

I installed in this order:

KB2919442
KB2919355
KB2932046
KB2937592

Also rebooted whenever I was prompted. Luckily I made a restore point prior to installing so I just rolled back.

EDIT: There's my problem. KB2932046 was supposed to come BEFORE KB2919355, not after.

Same problem. Nothing happens when I right-click anything pinned on the Start screen, and I'm positive I installed the updates in the right order this time.

Another member managed to figure out the problem and was nice enough to PM me the solution. It happens if you're using any 3rd party theme. I went back to the default 8.1 theme and right-click started working as it should in the Modern UI.

Wzor has posted all the updates x86 and x64 on pastebin..

http://wzor.net/22986.html

http://pastebin.com/Rgm5QXhw

They use torrent magnets which you can download with utorrent (for anyone who didn't know )

Instructions:

1. Install Windows 8.1 RTM any version!
2. Install one or more Windows 8.1 RTM languages
3. Install all of the previously-released updates for Windows 8.1, this includes:
• Rollup A (KB2883200)
• Rollup B (KB2884846)
• November Rollup (KB2887595)
• December Rollup (KB2903939)
• January Rollup (KB2911106)
Restart your PC.

4. Install Windows8.1-KB2919442-<architecture>.msu update, where is x86, x64 or arm, by double-clicking on the file.
This is required to install before you install the Windows 8.1 Update 2014 MSU update!
Restart your PC. You must restart the PC to complete any pending update actions.

5. Install the Windows 8.1 Update MSU file, Windows8.1-KB2919355-.msu (where is x86, x64 or arm) to the by double-clicking on the file. The update will be applied for all available languages installed in the Windows 8.1.
Restart your PC. You must restart the PC to complete any pending update actions.

6. Install the Windows 8.1 Update Supplement file, Windows8.1-KB2932046-<architecture>.msu (where is x86, x64, or arm) to the image by double-clicking on the file. The update will be applied for all available languages installed in the image.
Restart your PC. You must restart the PC to complete any pending update actions.

7. Install the Second Windows 8.1 Update Supplement file, Windows8.1-KB2937592 -<architecture>.msu (where is x86, x64, or arm) to the image by double-clicking on the file. The update will be applied for all available languages installed in the image.

Finally installed all the available updates on a Dell Inspiron 14R Touch Display laptop.
Booted up without a single glitch.
Tnx goes out to all Neowin members and others for this success.

I hope they fixed DPI scaling which broke in 8.1. On screens with 1920x1080 , most apps looks so faded as they cant scale. This was not an issue on windows 8.

I'm running 1920x1080 and don't have a problem. When 8.1 first came out, it added the ability to scale each monitor of a multi monitor set up differently. Purpose was, even if the monitors had a different resolution, dragging a windowed app from one to the other, the app remained the same size across windows.

But it messed up the font rendering for me. Fonts all became blurry. So I disabled this, and selected the "choose one scaling level for all displays".

I using 125% scaling level overall.

What exactly is the issue you have?

Turned it off, no issues.

In terms of overall scaling,

FINALLY you can right click wireless networks to configure them again. NO IDEA why they removed that feature and hid it!

Still need to go to the network settings page to configure file sharing but there is a shortcut to that now.

The logic behind right click removal was to make it consistent with touch experience, where you have to "touch" through UI elements to get the job done.

Followed the order listed on bav0, I'll try the order here after I do another backup.

The error could be my video card driver, it's an NVidia Optimus, so nothing is ever simple.

I was able to install it, I updated most of my drivers, but HP 3D Driveguard may have been the one causing the problem.

Since I use a SSD now, it's off.

Just installed on my laptop and desktop! Pretty sweet!

Now lets hope for update 2 they allow you to put modern apps in a window. This is WINDOWS afterall.

gotta say I'm underwhelmed. most of the improvements for desktop users just add more inconsistency to the user experience. some apps show a Search icon, but don't show Share or Settings. right click on the Start screen shows a desktop style menu, but right click in a Metro app shows the App bar.

at this point, Microsoft might as well just abandon the idea of hiding the "chrome" (UI elements) and just make them visible. make a redesigned taskbar that's always visible (similar to the app bar on Android) and anything that isn't on screen should be accessed through the "more" "..." icon (like the Mail app in Windows 8.1).

the way things are now, some items are visible while others are hidden and can only be found via obscure gestures. that's not good.

I always thought the taskbar should be always visible. One-tap switching between apps is awesome. I've tried finding something like that for my Android devices but you have to modify the actual system UI so it would have to be part of a custom ROM and not something an app could do.

rorrr said,
gotta say I'm underwhelmed. most of the improvements for desktop users just add more inconsistency to the user experience. some apps show a Search icon, but don't show Share or Settings. right click on the Start screen shows a desktop style menu, but right click in a Metro app shows the App bar.

at this point, Microsoft might as well just abandon the idea of hiding the "chrome" (UI elements) and just make them visible. make a redesigned taskbar that's always visible (similar to the app bar on Android) and anything that isn't on screen should be accessed through the "more" "..." icon (like the Mail app in Windows 8.1).

the way things are now, some items are visible while others are hidden and can only be found via obscure gestures. that's not good.

Just finished installing it and I have to agree. This is just a mess. It should NOT change my default boot UI without asking me. The context menus on the start screen are awful. Why would I expect "Name groups" to be the default option for right-clicking on whitespace? Even the immersive IE UI changes aren't an improvement to me. It just shows a truncated name tab instead of a snapshot of the site for open tabs now. The all apps page is messy looking. The modern app title bars are unnecessary.

This will not address complaints of people that don't like Metro and will only annoy those that liked it. I sincerely hope this isn't what they're releasing next month and if it is it needs to be sent back to design and changed to Fall Update.

I agree, although there will be some sad individuals that actually LIKE these changes. But Microsoft is ruining a perfectly good Metro experience because of these people.

Eric said,
This will not address complaints of people that don't like Metro and will only annoy those that liked it. I sincerely hope this isn't what they're releasing next month and if it is it needs to be sent back to design and changed to Fall Update.

I dunno about that, it certainly addresses some of the dislikes I had with using the metro UI.

they blocked the .reg route for upgrades, you need to download the 6 update files from the link posted above, that works no problems !

Fret not, for now that the updates have escaped and no doubt have already been downloaded by multitudes, there will be alternative avenues of procurement available forthwith.

I installed this on a test box. I wanted to experiment a bit, so I uninstalled every single Update or Security update and rebooted.

All 47 updates I had installed were superseded - that is, when I went back to check for new updates after installing these 5 new updates, nothing was offered.

One update, 2904440, could not be uninstalled. I'm guessing on a fresh build this could be skipped though.

anyone can verifies whether the right click menu on wifi is added back? i mean the menu when we right click the wifi name which have the option to forget network?

After installing this update, it seems that I can no longer select multiple Start screen applications simultaneously (while using a mouse and keyboard). Why is it always one step forward, two steps backward with Microsoft?

Jygoro said,
CTRL+left click
right click on one of the tiles
Now is the same as selecting explorer files in the last 20 years

Weird. I thought I tried that before and it didn't work. Thank you.

Ian William said,
After installing this update, it seems that I can no longer select multiple Start screen applications simultaneously (while using a mouse and keyboard). Why is it always one step forward, two steps backward with Microsoft?

They really lost their way with these updates.

It may be the same as Explorer, but that doesn't mean it's not bad. Ctrl-Click requires two hands, adds complexity, and is very unlikely for anyone to guess if they don't know it already. Using the same simple action - right-click - both for selecting one thing and for selecting multiple things was easy and made sense.

contextfree said,
Using the same simple action - right-click - both for selecting one thing and for selecting multiple things was easy and made sense.
Don't see how that would make any sense, since the context menu would keep popping up every time you right-clicked and be irritating beyond belief.

Romero said,
Don't see how that would make any sense, since the context menu would keep popping up every time you right-clicked and be irritating beyond belief.

What? When you right clicked multiple items on the start screen, the context bar did pop up, but it didn't disappear or reappear constantly.

Dot Matrix said,
What? When you right clicked multiple items on the start screen, the context bar did pop up, but it didn't disappear or reappear constantly.
You misunderstood my comment completely. contextfree said that right-click could be used both for selecting one thing and for selecting multiple things. But now when you right-click a Start Screen tile an actual context menu shows up for mouse users, right? Similar to the context menu that shows up if you right-click say files in Windows Explorer. Now how would you use right-click to multi-select when every time you right-clicked the next tile the context menu kept popping up?

Before this update you could use right-click for both select and multiselect. That was the biggest advantage of the 8.0/8.1 "Metro" mouse selection model. With this update, you no longer can for the reasons you pointed out, you have to know Ctrl-click instead.

Done the reg hack. Downloaded the 6 update files.
Installed the first two ok but the third one seems to be hanging. It ran ok until this:
Initializing installation... done! Installing Update for Windows (KB2919355) (update 1 of 1)... Task manager shows zero cpu or disk activity and 1.9mb of memory used. no change after 15 minutes.
any ideas?

I don't see them adding that behavior at the moment because the titlebar and and taskbar both overlap the app content in many cases. They would have to implement some sort of resizing behavior which won't happen until Windows 9 most likely.

It does seem like that. It's too bad because it would be easy enough for them to just fake the resolution as slightly smaller than what it really is on the horizontal levels. I personally don't even care about the windowing part, just the taskbar and titlebar integration.

mzta cody said,
I don't see them adding that behavior at the moment because the titlebar and and taskbar both overlap the app content in many cases. They would have to implement some sort of resizing behavior which won't happen until Windows 9 most likely.

Which is why this functionality is unwarranted in the first place. Complete bullocks that users will now have to fight the taskbar in areas it doesn't belong.

Dot Matrix said,

Which is why this functionality is unwarranted in the first place. Complete bullocks that users will now have to fight the taskbar in areas it doesn't belong.

Fight the taskbar? Been using this update since it first leaked and that makes no sense to me.

heatlesssun said,

Fight the taskbar? Been using this update since it first leaked and that makes no sense to me.


Dot's mostly a modern user, so he doesn't want the desktop taskbar and titlebars encroaching on the modern interface since they are pointless and potentially just get in the way for his usage. It's just additional noise if you don't use it and you can accidentally make it popup.

I'd compare what he is saying to the fact that the top left corner brought up the modern task switcher and I'd accidentally bring that up all of the time in my browser in desktop mode. It was just noise and an accidental annoyance to me; same as this stuff is for him.

Runs great, I can see the improvement (for keyboard and mouse) in running Metro apps, but other than that... Not much to see here...

Installing on my Surface 2... See what change there...

I installed everything WZor had put up past few weeks, so I'm confused what is the next MSU I would have to install to get RTM.

Had one glitch so far that i've never seen. Was using system normal, and mouse started jittering when I moved it, like jumping/lagging, and making the system ding noise every time it moved.. had to reboot to resolve it. Never done that before.

This link should really be in the article, too:
http://forums.mydigitallife.in...1&viewfull=1#post882631

Basically, after reading the newer posts, it seems Microsoft may have plugged the whole, so the RegKey is ineffective, though I'm not sure.

Also, it seems users worked together to get direct links for all the various patches, for x86, x64, and ARM.

PS: There is no way in hell I'm going to install this. 1) Don't know for sure if it is RTM. 2) Don't know for sure if it'll leave your OS in a state that can accept future updates. 3) Don't know why the RegKey worked nor what it exactly did.

I edited the reg as directed in the op, rebooted but no update for me in the UK.
I set region to USA but still no update.
Any ideas?

Overall it's good. Seems quicker than 8.1 (not a joke), especially when switching between desktop and Modern/Metro. Not a huge fan of the right mouse click in Modern/Metro but it's something you can live with. Also not a huge fan of the apps window. It's all spaced too far apart, for my liking. Again, something you can live with once you get used to it. So far, not real dislikes. Now, come on WP 8.1

Thanks for the links man, worked great! The Reg hack didn't work for me but the links did. I like what I see, just being able to see IE 11 Metro on the taskbar might make me actually start using it on the desktop.

korupt_one said,
pc update went fine, just tried on my surface 2 and doesn't show any updates available, thinking ms has patched this hole up.

Somebody posted a link where you can get direct downloads of the files... including versions for ARM. Still works.

rfirth said,

Somebody posted a link where you can get direct downloads of the files... including versions for ARM. Still works.


Yeah, worked from those links. Is it just me or is the SurfaceRT made much, much faster by this update? And I got more HDD space.

Dj_baby said,
761.2 MB, but i have problems downloading it stays at 0% -.-

nm 58% must been allot of users downloading now -.-

Happened to me when downloading the normal updates. Progress bar didnt move at all then all of a sudden, it jumped to the end.

Dj_baby said,
761.2 MB, but i have problems downloading it stays at 0% -.-

nm 58% must been allot of users downloading now -.-


Been stuck on 4% for 15 minutes

Windows Update does differential downloads to reduce the amount of data it has to download. But in order to do that it needs to scan the system first, that's why the update hangs at 4% for a while. It has nothing to do with busy servers.

Well..service packs aren't normally anything more than an accumulation of security updates.

It's a smaller update, but it adds some new features and alters some of the desktop / modern UI interaction.

Mikee4fun said,
This update seems more like a service pack install rather then the update from 8 to 8.1....

And that's a very good thing... from an ease of installation point-of-view.

For those that don't want to DL that .reg file (for whatever reason), create a text file, paste the following into it, then save file and rename to a .reg file then dbl-clik on it to merge it into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\SHWindowsPoolS14]

francescob said,
Why hasn't a .REG file been provided?

If you don't know how to do this, you should wait for it to be delivered normally.

zeke009 said,
Was is the RTM build or some pre-RTM build?

What he said. Can anyone confirm the build?! I've seen these reg tweaks in the past and they distributed the BETA or RC. If is really the RTM?

francescob said,
Why hasn't a .REG file been provided?

BTW the update appeared without rebooting.

Yea, just installed 8.1 on a test system. If this update addresses some of the issues I have, then I will be looking to update my main system.

The update date is 04 march 2014 so it's likely the RTM, but if you can wait 15mins I can tell you the Windows build after I update.

lkernan said,

If you don't know how to do this, you should wait for it to be delivered normally.

If I didn't know how to do that I wouldn't have written that the update was available without rebooting

Raa said,

Ahh, but how do we know what's in that reg file?

That was prob a sarcastic question (or rhetorical) but for anyone that doesn't know the actual way to check a reg file just:

Right click it and chose edit, either with notepad or similar. You'll understand when you open (edit) it.