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Would you install Leaked Windows 8.1 RTM and use it as everyday OS?

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  1. 1. Would you install Leaked Windows 8.1 RTM and use it as everyday OS?



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adrynalyne    8,156

Why would they do that? I activated using a legit serial. They have no reason to blacklist anything.

Hence I said off-chance.  I am not taking the risk.  I'm also not telling others not to.  I am just not willing to.

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mrp04    302

I really don't see why they're forcing everyone to wait. 8.1 is working flawlessly on my X230 tablet.

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+warwagon    9,946

At the end of the day 8.1 is still Windows 8, I can wait.

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badb0y    135

Hence I said off-chance.  I am not taking the risk.  I'm also not telling others not to.  I am just not willing to.

 

:)   :rolleyes: :p   :p :D lol

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

I would not use an unofficial version of Windows for reasons that it could have spyware or something in it!

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firey    3,631

Nope.  Didn't install 8 in the first place.  Have no intentions of using 8.1 outside of a VM used to ensure software I write is compatible.

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mrp04    302

Sweet the WIN+X menu now has "Network Connections" in there by default! They didn't add "Devices and Printers" though so I'm still going to have to modify the Win+X menu. Luckily the old Win+X Menu Editor works in 8.1 without requiring an update.

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Grinch    166

Sweet the WIN+X menu now has "Network Connections" in there by default! They didn't add "Devices and Printers" though so I'm still going to have to modify the Win+X menu. Luckily the old Win+X Menu Editor works in 8.1 without requiring an update.

Network Connections is there for me on the 8.1 Preview, haven't modified it at all. Unless you are comparing from 8 and not 8.1 Preview. :s

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mrp04    302

Network Connections is there for me on the 8.1 Preview, haven't modified it at all. Unless you are comparing from 8 and not 8.1 Preview. :s

 

Yeah, I'm saying it's there now. I think that's the one that wasn't there on 8.0. I always add two, device and printers and one other and I thought it was network connections.

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+jamwheat    162

Couldn't have said it better. It'd be really cool if I could just use my free WMC key to use 8.1. Without hacks/workarounds, after all, it was a free upgrade key. But hey, that's just my opinion. I'm extremely interested to see how well it would run on my hardware, because I have both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, and I have used 8 successfully on my 64 bit system. It's sort of a toss up for me right now.

I am using my WMC key with the 8.1 preview with no problems.

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menifred    73

Considering the source of the leaks, It's pretty safe to say that these ISO's weren't tampered with if you get them from the source however. I'm already using it as my production OS on my system and it runs smooth and no hiccups, activated and everything. Seems pretty squeaky clean compared to the 8.1 Preview build. 

 

About to do a clean install too, already tried on a spare hard drive and it works like a Charm.

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Raa    1,408

A public poll? Heh.

 

 

Bottom line? I'd be hesitant to install any leak without some word from an official source. (Usually in the form of a MD5 hash)

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badb0y    135


A public poll? Heh.


Bottom line? I'd be hesitant to install any leak without some word from an official source. (Usually in the form of a MD5 hash)


Yup and according to this poll quite a lot people installed leaked RTM ;)

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LUTZIFER    473

Yeah I'll probably give it a shot when I can find a copy.

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badb0y    135

Just installed it using my Legit win 8 key and it works perfectly, scanned using Norton, malwarebytes and Defender....nothing suspicious found :P

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Grinch    166

Just installed it using my Legit win 8 key and it works perfectly, scanned using Norton, malwarebytes and Defender....nothing suspicious found :p

Well the leak is from Wzor, he's well known in the leaking community and has always provided clean and untouched ISOs.

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subcld    383

Waiting for Official Release

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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

I voted yes, but that's partly because I have a spare hard drive and I wanted to see for myself if a certain 'rumour' was in fact true or not

before anyone asks, no I won't say which rumour.

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InsaneNutter    959

If there was an en-gb iso and a SHA1 posted up by someone at Microsoft, like what happened with Windows 7 then yes I would.

 

However i'm happy to wait for now, i'm running the 8.1 preview anyway which is working fine. I can wait another 49 days to format.

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Nick H.    7,989

No, I wouldn't. Ultimately because I'm not a fan of the OS, but also because I'm not sure what kind of support it would receive if I were to enter in to problems. I would install it on a secondary machine though to mess around with if I wanted it.

Voted no.

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The Dark Knight    198

If it was a few years back, then yes. Those days I used to keep re-installing every few months and keep fiddling around with new software. Nowadays though I just have my small set of programs I regularly use and just keep those updated. I installed Windows 8 when it released, haven't felt the need to re-install. So I will just wait and update to 8.1 from the Store. :)

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Xerxes    182

Nope, plan to wait till it's pushed to the Windows Store. I'm happy with how Win8 already is, so can wait no problem :) 

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ironmysox    0

I installed and Emsisoft Anti-Malware picks up:

 

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MSAC3ENC.DLL as a Gen:Variant.Graftor.6958(B) and classifies it as high risk.

 

False positive possibly? Hopefully?

 

Maybe should of waited :-)

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Setnom    692

Ran quick scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, 0 objects detected.

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ManMountain    53
I'm going to go with it being a false positive for MSAC3ENC.DLL, unless of course you've actually managed to become infected after installing 8.1, the hash codes for the file in question are:

 

CRC32: 3CC34E06

MD5: B16FD983EDB85205B6B70BD3A57D7CC6

SHA-1: 765680E60C260A67D0A6AFD42E8206B81B2363F5

 

Though I've only ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit so far, nothing detected. Too busy playing with 8.1 :)

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