OK so I had to wade deep into this one because well, it’s what I do.  🙂 A few days ago, blogs and Twitter blew up because Paul Thurrott, respected Windows analyst/blogger had a frustrated rant on his blog. The post which had the awesome title “What the heck is happening to Windows?” had Paul reaching the heights of...

In confirmation that Microsoft may be close to completing the primary development work on Windows 8.1 Update 1, we have information that the update has now reached escrow state. In fact, according to WZor, Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM Escrow is ready, and the software giant is ready to ship the package to OEMs around the...

Microsoft has quite a few exclusive file formats going for it, and one of them is MSU. Short for Microsoft Update, this is a standalone installer that is used to deploy Windows (and other such software) updates. And since the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 is as clear an update as any, there is a fair chance that...

More crazy Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks. So there have been a lot of builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 floating around and the most recent one just popped up via the usual suspects (WZOR). It shows a little more about about Windows 8.1 Update 1. Not very much to report though: It still boots to the desktop although there...

Now this could be rather interesting. We got our initiate taste of the first build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 that recently made its way to the web, but word is that a new version is about to leak. A teaser about a leak — who would have thought! But this is exactly what WZOR seems to be on about, saying that a new...

The good folks at Winbeta were able to get their hands on the leaked version of the latest Windows 8.1 Update. Update 1 is not finished but it’s an interesting sneak peak at some of the features Microsoft is embedding to make this release easier for mouse users. The full build string of this build reads:...

Another interesting leak from WZOR on Twitter. He has posted some screenshots from Appearance and Personalization > Display in Windows 8.1 Update 1. This update shows scaling and font scaling in the new Windows update. First, I’ll show you what it looks like in Windows 8.1 Then I’ll show you what it looks like in the...

Wow.. this is interesting. WZOR just tweeted a new screenshot of what looks like an existing feature in Windows 8.1 Update 1. He tweeted a panel called Windows Features in Windows 8.1 Update CSLA Build: 6.3.9600.16606.140126-2042. It’s just a panel that allows you to turn certain features on, off or partially...

Once again, WZOR strikes! There’s a new set of leaks and screenshots around a recent build of Windows 8.1 Update 1. The new version is being titled 9600.16606.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140126-20 42 . Some interesting call outs here. First, WZOR is reporting that after installation, the user is taken to the Desktop. That is...

The buzz among the bees, the word on the street is that Windows 8.1 Update 1 has finally leaked. Finally, in the sense that those with the power to leak the ISOs promised this sometimes after January 14, after Microsoft sent out the test version to more partners. Anyway, since this refresh of Windows 8.1 is reportedly...