When we reported two weeks ago that Russian leaker WZOR had leaked the RTM versions of Windows 8.1 x86 and x64 online, he claimed that they were the untouched RTM releases; today, we can confirm that this was in fact true.
Shortly after, Windows Server 2012 R2, Essentials, Enterprise, Hyper-V Server and Foundation Storage, as well as the Russian versions and language packs were leaked online too; although not all are confirmed yet, its likely that these too were the genuine RTM versions.
The news comes courtesy of MDL who compared the hashes to the leaked versions:
Windows 8.1 x86 and x64 RTM (TechNet):
Languages: English, SHA1: 802CFCD3A411D99C097EA7E747F0B6697F9BDAC4
Languages: English, SHA1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B
Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 RTM (TechNet):
Languages: English, SHA1: B6F063436056510357CB19CB77DB781ED9C11DF3 and so on, can be found in this thread along with other comparisons.
Yesterday, WZOR leaked Windows 8.1 RT online as well, which has not been released early. Its probably safe to say that this 2.43 GB image - which includes the updated Office 2013 RT with Outlook - is also genuine.
For those without access to MSDN or TechNet, Windows 8.1 in all flavors will be made available as an update via the Windows Store from October 17th in the U.S., and a day later for everyone else as a free download.