Well, well. Is it April 8 already, or is it April 8 already? While we were reasonably sure that Microsoft had finished development work on Windows 8.1 Update 1, and this version had hit RTM, it is actually available for download now.
Redmond is, obviously, yet to official unveil the update, but it has actually made it available on its servers. And this means that users can download the files using neat trick or two.
For example, some fine chaps over at the MyDigitalLife forums have spotted the links and made them available for download — and since these are hosted on Microsoft’s very own servers these are the real deal and should be perfectly safe to deploy.
Just make sure you back up your important data first before starting installation!
And you obviously need a fully up-to-date Windows 8.1 system before you can deploy Update 1, so make sure you install all the previous rollups and patches that Microsoft has released up until now.
Update 1 is currently available for both x86 and x64 systems, and Windows RT users, it seems, will have to wait for official release, which is scheduled for early April.
If you do get around installing this, then make sure you leave a comment below and share your (positive and negative) thoughts on Windows 8.1 Update 1.