The Windows 8.1 Update 1 train is moving full steam ahead. Microsoft is said to be very close to finalizing the development process of this anticipated new upgrade.
And a new screenshot is now out that confirms a new build has just been compiled.
Famous Windows leaker Wzor is claiming that Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build 9600.17025 has recently been compiled, and an accompanying screenshot aims to prove this. What this means is that a new version will soon be available for hardware and software partners to test out.
The update, it seems, is still being delivered as a MSU file.
And while not much is known what is new in this build, it is reasonable to expect Microsoft has only bundled in some small changes, as the company tries to improve performance while fixing bugs in this upcoming refresh of Windows 8.1.
The previous build string was 17019, if you recall.
Additionally, the leaker has revealed that a copy with the 9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706 build string has been delivered in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors that can be installed on up-to-date computers.
In fact, KB2919442-1 and KB2932046 are two updates that are very likely to be leaked to the web in the coming days, so if any of you are interested in deploying Windows 8.1 Update 1 early, these are the details you will need to keep an eye out for.
The public release of Update 1, on the other hand, is on track for April — this is when Microsoft officially pulls the plug off of Windows XP, while at the same time shares more information on Windows 9.