Buttermilk biscuits! If you managed to download and install the leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 that became available last week, then, boy, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Word is that this was a premature release, and not the final version.

Microsoft put up the download links of Windows 8.1 Update 1 last week (accidently or otherwise) and although they were quickly taken down, many users managed to install the new operating system.

But now a Chinese website is claiming that the build that was delivered to users was actually just a test version that was supposed to test the update system for when Update 1 officially goes live.

This post suggests that build 17031 is not the final RTM version.

And that’s not even the worse of it. It is being claimed that users that installed this build might be required to install their operating system afresh when the final version becomes available.

No way to tell if this new report is accurate or not, but the version that was delivered to users via Microsoft’s very own links was actually very close to the final, stable build, and included pretty much all of the features that been rumored for this Spring 2014 Update to Windows 8.1.

Either way, we just might have to wait for the BUILD conference for the complete details.

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  • Ray C

    That’s absolute BS if you have to refresh to install the Final Version. I don’t mind on my laptop because I’d just re-installed 8.1 from clean anyway, but I’m sure a couple installed or borrowed and installed it on a system they don’t feel like doing a refresh on, especially considering some people prefer to back up their profiles a different way than Microsoft chooses for Win8

  • Ted Smith

    Since it is from Microsoft website, I don’t think it’ll be too big of an issue, but having to refresh to install is really inconvenient.

  • John

    Users who installed it can uninstall it.

    • Sally Black

      If that’s the case John, this shouldn’t be a big deal. Thanks for the info on the article though! Always nice to be prepared!

  • Jake Phillips

    I have the leaked version. It’s pretty nice so far, but I guess I’ll uninstall it soon to avoid conflict if John is correct in his statement.

  • Alphere

    I already knew from the beginning that that is not the final release that’s why I didn’t bother.

  • yasHwanth Mopuri

    ready to download but…

    Can I rollback the changes,if I didn’t like the update ?

    • Fahad Ali

      I’d say it’s best to avoid it if you can. The official release is just a couple of weeks away, and who knows Microsoft might even throw in a few extra features in.

      You can install it on your secondary or test PC, but I’d advise waiting it out. I have only deployed this on one my computers. I’m waiting.

  • Rodney Longoria

    But I like buttermilk biscuits! 🙂

    • Fahad Ali

      The felling is mutual, Rodney! 😛