Almost all eyes are towards Windows 10 and what it will bring come 2015, but Microsoft certainly wants to further improve its current platform, that being Windows 8.1.

The company has just released a new ISO for this version of Windows, and it also contains the November 2014 update rollup — perfect for users that want to deploy the latest flavor of the operating system without having to download a boatload of patches via Windows Update after installation.

But that’s the good thing.

The not so good news is that it is currently only available on MSDN, subscribers only.

It does come in two different versions of the operating system x86 and x64, with English and a few other popular languages, but you do need an active MSDN subscription.

So unless you or your company pays for it, or you are a developer or IT expert that subscribes to the MSDN service by Microsoft, there is no way to download it. Unless you go around scouting for the ISO on file sharing websites, which is a trip not everyone is willing to make.

No hurry, though.

Microsoft usually does make its ISO files available to the general public a few days or weeks after the MSDN launch, so expect these files to be released in the open, later down the line.

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