Microsoft appears to have done the necessary testing, as the company has taken down the download links for Windows 8.1 Update 1 that got leaked yesterday for the second time.
Although not official, this new series of links allowed users a chance to download the upcoming pack of improvements to the operating system. What is pretty much confirmed now is that this was another test that Redmond performed ahead of early April launch.
Obviously, they are still available on the web — if you know where to look, that is.
Users, however, are recommended to wait for the public launch and only deploy the new OS in early April when the software titan pushes it through officially. Since interest is Update 1 is very high, tampered versions could be a possibility.
Besides, there is no indication that the leaked builds, including the one that was put up yesterday, were stable, final versions of the operating system, completely free of bugs.
And while Microsoft is yet to reveal the launch date, sources close to the matter have hinted that MSDN subscribers will get it on April 1 or 2, just ahead of the BUILD developer conference. Everyone else should get their hands on Windows 8.1 Update 1 on April 8, by the time Patch Tuesday comes around.