Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Mar 2014 00:12 UTC

Microsoft finalized its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update recently, but the company appears to be sharing it a little early today. While the software maker is expected to release the update officially in April, Microsoft has only detailed a few of the features in the update and has not yet provided an official release date. Links to download a final version of the Windows 8.1 Update, thanks to Microsoft’s Windows Update service, have been discovered. A series of patches are required to obtain the full update, but once installed the new desktop-friendly features are enabled.The update can be downloaded via a registry change, or through direct links, but we recommend waiting for Microsoft to officially release it through the normal Windows Update channels in April.

Don't try this on a production machine.

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RE[2]: production?
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 8th Mar 2014 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE: production?"
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Last week a sysadmin told me that so far he handed out exactly one Win8 notebook. The receiver is an outspoken Microsoft fanboy so he might be fine with it.

Exactly. Microsoft fanboys seem to be the only ones who like this crap. If you were to believe them, it is so much better (than previous versions) it is so good, it is the best thing since sliced bread.

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