Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will launch on October 18th

By Scorpus
Aug 14, 2013
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  1. Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out to users worldwide on October 18th at 12am New Zealand time (4am PT on October 17). The update will hit retail channels a day later, with new devices running Windows...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    I cant believe it took them this long to add a tutorial.
    Tekkaraiden likes this.
  3. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 123   +10

    *Golf Clap*
  4. No button, no money
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 581   +138

    Put the mudafkn start menu back for non-touch devices already!

    Also "apps" belong on a cellphone get that junk off my computer!
  6. "Unlike previous years, the RTM code will not be made available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers before the general launch in October".

    Why bother subscribing? Thanks Microsoft, now you treat as EVERYONE as hackers/leakers.

    Now I can't test the final release until the day the rest of world gets it. Well done

    Maybe you should have just closed Edward Snowden's TechNet account.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    There is a button, just not a menu.

    Also, it's never coming back. ;)
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,558

    Even if true, I wish you would STFU and quit saying that. The only way you would know for sure, is if you worked for MS. Are you trying to tell us something?
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Well, yes I am. I'm trying to tell you it's never coming back. LOL.

    Also, lighten up.
  10. Nobina

    Nobina TS Guru Posts: 700   +213

    It's gonna sell at least better than Windows 8 cause everyone wants to get rid of 8. But it will never be as good as 7.
  11. Bring back the pricing deals and I will buy 2
  12. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Sell better? I was under the impression that 8.1 is to be a free update. Do we know how MS will be packaging 8.1? Will they be selling 8.1 as a stand alone OS?
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Probably. Just like Windows 7 is replaced by Windows 7 SP1. SP1 was a free update to the original Windows 7 but once released SP1 was included with Windows 7 copies manufactured afterwards.

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