Build 9200 of Windows 8 in new Dell laptops

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  1. Andz

    Andz Registered Member

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    I bought a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 for strictly offline use. I was hoping it would come with Windows 8.1, but it is only build 9200 of Windows 8. Does that mean it is the original Windows 8 from one year ago? I am surprised Dell wouldn't include any updates from the course of a year.
     
  2. OldMX

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    Win8.1 is not released yet until a few more days, why would dell sell laptops with 8.1 included if its not released?
     
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    Free upgrade to 8.1.
     
  4. Andz

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    There is no upgrade to 8.1, as far as I know, unless I am willing to connect it to the internet and get a Microsoft account.
     
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    Is that a hardship for you?
     
  6. Andz

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    I don't want to complain about getting free advice from strangers on the internet. But with all due respect, my question was really not about Windows 8.1. I am only trying to figure out what software I already have. That's the purpose of this thread and any suggestions about getting that answer are appreciated.

    Does "build 9200" necessarily mean one year old?
     
  7. Kerodo

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    From the wiki on Windows 8:

    [On August 1, 2012, Windows 8 (build 9200) was released to manufacturing with the build number 6.2.9200.16384.]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8
     
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    Yes, it necessarily mean 1 years old...
     
  9. Andz

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    Of all updates released by Microsoft over the course of the year, is there any easy way to find out which ones were included by Dell?
     
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    I find it easier to think when I'm not feeling wronged, cheated, put upon, etc. Just saying.
     
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    Thank you.. you're welcome...
    Oh well.... users are not anymore like in the old days :D
     
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    You do not need to create a microsoft account. I have upgraded a computer at work to 8.1 using a domain account. what are you going to use the laptop for?
    Most things require the internet these days.
     
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    No need for a Microsoft account. Just use your usual Local Account.
     
  15. Andz

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    Thank you all for the tips.
    Was I wrong? I thought you had to get it from the Store which requires an account. It's an offline-only computer anyway for OpenOffice and that sort of thing.
     
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