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Windows 8.1 signed off?

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AlexMagik    20

probably a month or so

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Dot Matrix    7,411

If it's not signed off already, it's getting close. Should be up for grabs within the next month or so.

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TPreston    5,389

I hope they have re-added the ability to automatically pin tiles, Use the accent color as the tile background and fixed the issue with xbox movies/music not working with indexed file shares. Otherwise its looking like a good update even more so on the server side with the major improvements to hyperv

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Noir Angel    4,172

Probably not far off, apart from a couple of minor niggles the preview feels pretty stable

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rfirth    740

8/1?

 

But... you know... 9500 isn't divisible by 16... Windows 8.1 has to be build 9600... so I wouldn't believe this.

 

They wouldn't have signed off on Windows 8.1 2 weeks after BUILD 2013 (June 28-July 12). To sign off on a build, they need a couple of weeks of testing... which would mean they would have had to have already compiled a final build before BUILD.

 

Build.

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Dane    176

Will I be able to just download and install over top of my windows 8 without entering a new key?

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bawz    46

Will I be able to just download and install over top of my windows 8 without entering a new key?

chances are NO. a clean install or just stick to windows8 

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Stoffel    1,810

I'm pretty sure that you can just install the update on top of Win 8.

If you installed the preview you'll have to re-install your software, data remains if I understand it correctly

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FaiKee    282

Also, this is Stephen Rose's reply in his blog, do you think MS would release a Preview "very soon", if the OS has already RTMed? :laugh:

 

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Dot Matrix    7,411

chances are NO. a clean install or just stick to windows8 

 

Um, it's been stated plenty of times that it WILL install ontop of Windows 8, through the Windows Store.

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Raa    1,515

No, it's not signed off.

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FaiKee    282

LOL, WinJS metadata file shows build 9461 compiled on Jul 15, the 100% BS rumor about RTM build 9500 on Jul 12......totally busted! :laugh:

 

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kiddingguy    48

still no word on this :(

how come?

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neo1911    793

End of August. Just wait.

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

if i remember correctly it was supposed to launch in September or something, i am really not all that concerned about it as from what i remember reading it will not add any features that will matter much to me other than the login to desktop feature.

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kiddingguy    48

It is a bit snappier than Windows 8 from what I tested do far on my VM-machine. Plus some nice little adjustments to it.

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George P    4,763

The RTM should be later this month, probably in the last week.  Because it's a update and not a whole new version the wait for it to go out over the Windows Store to users shouldn't be long after that.  They'll probably give OEMs a small head start but don't expect the same gap between RTM and GA that we get with a whole new OS release.  I think it should hit the update servers for everyone in the 2nd week of September. 

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Dot Matrix    7,411

Really hoping the new wave of Windows 8 apps (Facebook, Foursquare) launch alongside 8.1.

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Riva    1,052

Microsoft usually signs off as RTM around the 15th of August and they make things available for download via MSDN after 2 weeks.

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kiddingguy    48

Microsoft usually signs off as RTM around the 15th of August and they make things available for download via MSDN after 2 weeks.

 

So basically we can expect it RTM'ed with 1 or 2 weeks... Nice!

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Dane    176

Will they make everyone wait, or once it RTM's it would go out to people with 8 currently as an update? 

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kiddingguy    48

I guess a little wait will not harm..... NOT!

Maybe halfway Aug for MSDN/TechNet and early September as update for Windows 8 via de Store?

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George P    4,763

Will they make everyone wait, or once it RTM's it would go out to people with 8 currently as an update? 

 

Maybe we'll wait a bit so OEMs can get it first?  We'll see, it's going out like a SP has in the past so maybe we don't have to wait at all really.

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