windows 8.1 update 1 officially gold now.

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  1. zfactor

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    its officially gold according to VERY LEGIT sources.

    "With KB2919355 now being a cumulative rollup update, it contains the following updates that have previously been released. It also contains all MSRC Security Bulletins that have been released for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 since RTM. The MSRC updates are not listed individually in this table.

    KB2883200 - Windows 8.1and Windows Server 2012 R2 General Availability Update Rollup (GA Roll-Up A)
    KB2884846 - Windows 8.1and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: October 2013 (GA Roll-Up B)
    KB2887595 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1,and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013
    KB2903939 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1,and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: December 2013
    KB2911106 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1,and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: January 2014
    KB2919394 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1,and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: February 2014
    KB2928680 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1,and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: March 2014 (not yet released- planned for 3/11)

    Besides the above Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 GA and Monthly Rollup packages, KB2919355 also contains almost 250 fixes that may have been released as individual hotfix QFEs, included in previous previously released roll ups, or have not yet been released"...

    Recent Changes:
    - An additional supplement package is now available (KB2937592) and should be installed after Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) and the Windows 8.1 Update Supplement packages (KB2932046).
    - The Windows 8.1 Update Supplement package (KB2932046) is now available and should be installed after Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355).
    - You can install KB2919355 to Windows Server 2012 R2 images. In the instructions below, change instances of your Windows 8.1 RTM images to Windows Server 2012 R2.
    - In some releases, contents of the Windows 8.1 Update Supplement package (KB2932046) will be rolled into the primary Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355).
    - This release of the Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) contains all previously released
     
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  2. Brian K

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    zfactor,

    Interesting. Thanks. So this update will be done via Windows Update rather than via an ISO or the Store?
     
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    From what I have seen either Windows Update or a download, but not the store. Testing in a virtual machine. Some subtle but nice changes.
     
  4. DoctorPC

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    What changes have you noted?
     
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    The usual stuff posted about it. Power button on the start screen, titlebar with minimize and close button for modern apps, apps can be pinned to taskbar. Probably several things I have not noticed yet. The entire OS seems faster than without the update.
     
  6. funkydude

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    Unless it's already on Windows Update, then it's not "gold". I'll wait until that actually happens.
     
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    Speed tweaks are what I keep hearing. I think Win8.1 will officially be the fastest OS once this update hits. You can 'safely' install Win8.1 on older computers, and experience a pretty significant speed boost. I'm running 1.9 seconds on shutdown, and 12-13 seconds on cold boot. Also we noted a 'smoother' game experience between two identical PC's except one running Win7, the other 8.1, on the THIEF benchmarks. Almost like the OS was handling the threads better under 8.1.. FPS was slightly lower, but the overall game felt 'smoother'.. If that makes sense.
     
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  9. zfactor

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    the files are out now so it makes no difference if the reg fix doesnt work now. i can assure you this is correct info and the files are 100% legit. i not only got this from a legit source online i also got the info from a legit source i know directly at ms. this will be the same as the rtm released. they can be found on many places right now online and the hashes match the files from ms perfectly.
     
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    Think I'll pass and wait for the official update. People who like the challenge of trying to jump ahead with this seem to enjoy it - I'm not in that category. I like for my pc to run as smoothly as possible without self-made problems. Good luck to you who try it - the rest of us will wait until April, I guess.
     
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    Update: Microsoft has plugged the registry tweak and removed the files from the known Microsoft server locations, but you can find the bits on ........
    http://www.neowin.net/news/you-can-...date-1-right-now-with-a-simple-registry-tweak
     
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    I can not say, that I would notice any performance increase, but my 8 was running smoothly before already, so who knows. Anyway I like the RAM usage (pagefile disabled).
     
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    Same here.:thumb:
     
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    After liking it much in a virtual machine I installed it on all of my machines. Running nicely. :thumb:
     
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    I'd be interested in your take on the difference between Metro (Modern UI) apps and deskop apps. What benefit, if any, is there in using Metro apps on the desktop? Based on this article the benefits for small touchscreen devices is obvious, but don't seem to apply on the desktop where screen size is comparatively unlimited. Is there really any reason to keep the Metro component in the desktop OS?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/129130/7-w...apps-are-different-from-windows-desktop-apps/
     
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    none, imo.
    Metro Apps are made for mobile devices.
    i don't use any metro Apps or mobile devices..

    desktop users can easily find equivalent desktop apps in most cases.
     
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    That can't be right. The default for 8.1 was around 1.3GB usage at startup and I doubt they have shaved off ~700MB of RAM from Windows. I assume you've disabled a lot of things.
     
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    The Metro vs Desktop apps is simply a mess. IMHO, MS should find a way to make both one and the same. So I can open MS word on my windows phone, my tablet and desktop and they all look and function the same. Maybe slightly bigger menus/buttons for the phone but there should be no difference whatsoever. That should be the golden rule for MS. There should be no dedicated "metro" apps. This would bring some kind of unity to their broken software.
     
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    funkydude,

    I copied a fresh Win8.1 install to another partition on the same HD. No apps installed. No tweaks.

    RAM usage on startup of the original OS was 1.5/15.9 GB.

    The second Win8.1 was upgraded to Update 1.

    RAM usage on startup was 1.0/15.9 GB.

    Each OS was checked several times and the results were the same. For what it's worth.
     
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    Thanks. 1GB make a LOT more sense than 500MB that's for sure. I highly doubted they reached Linux levels of default memory usage with a patch that's meant to be minor.
     
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    KDE uses as much RAM as Win 8.
    if not a little more...
     
  22. DoctorPC

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    Don't doubt.

    Not only is Windows 8.1+ as fast as most Linux Distros, now it's footprint is being reduced to Distro level. Win8.1+ now runs around the same, or less than some linux distros. Knoppix, KDE, PCLinux, etc. Of course some distros run on much less, but even the recommended is much higher than what they 'can' run on.
     
  23. funkydude

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    Never touched a distro with that ugly interface so I wouldn't know. :)

    I'm afraid unlike you I stick to the proven facts of what we know so far, not faith, hope and belief.
     
  24. zfactor

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    just to make note. no one has to install this i just posted it for those who would like to. i not only got the info from a reliable source online i also verified this info with someone i personally know who in fact does work at ms and this person verified to me this will be the final version. i have never posted wrong info here before nor would i without using the files myself.

    again this info was for the ones who like to have things before normal people do. no biggie if you do not wish to use them. i would never recc using files i did not personally check and verify.
     
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    Just the facts - Windows 8.1 is one of the snappiest OS's available now.. Period. Windows 8.1, now with this update, is quite easily the best OS out there now. I absolutely hated Windows XP and 7, and preferred to run Mint. But 8.1 has brought me back to the MS camp.

    http://lunduke.com/2013/12/22/windows-8-1-vs-ubuntu-13-10-vs-macos-x-10-9/
    Windows 8.1 is… wow. Actually quite snappy. In using the system, even on a low-end netbook, I very rarely had to wait for the user interface to respond. Apps launched quickly. Large amounts of files displayed in a snap. And there certainly was no spinning beach ball of death. win8100Performance Winner: Windows 8.1

    https://www.udemy.com/blog/ubuntu-vs-windows/
    If you have been keeping track of the “score,” you probably noticed that Windows edges out Ubuntu slightly as the better operating system. In many cases, Windows is the better choice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYo6fE1ctkY
    Speed Test : Windows 8.1 is faster than Ubuntu

    http://betanews.com/2013/05/28/dear-linux-im-leaving-you-for-windows-8/
    Dear Linux, I'm leaving you -- for Windows 8
     
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