Posts with tag what’s new

This old series is back

What’s New in Windows 8.1 Update 1

win81The What’s New series is back from the dead and we’re now going to take a look at the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 we’ve been covering for some time now. A pre-release copy of the build leaked last night and it’s been installed, screenshots taken and other fun things explored.

So since we’ve had time to play with this build and seen what’s new, we’re ready to share these findings with you in lossless, un-watermarked PNG format. Ready to get started? Check it all out after the break.

Probably not a lot

What’s new in Windows 8.1 build 9477?

win81_9477Yesterday, a Chinese version of Windows 8.1 build 9477 leaked. Shortly after, an English and Russian version leaked, but those versions are horrid hackjobs of the Chinese version as most Metro-style apps don’t work. Nonetheless, that is the version I downloaded as I don’t speak Chinese.

Now, there are a few differences between this build and the previous leak, build 9471, so let’s go through as many of them as I can – as mentioned before, a lot of Metro stuff doesn’t work right since the English/Russian version is a terrible hackjob of the Chinese leak. As usual, everything will be after the break.

Shaping up for the RTM

What’s new in Windows 8.1 build 9471?

9471-desktopWell, Windows 8.1 build 9471 leaked last night. It is a 64-bit pre-RTM build that we presume was released to testers like its newer cousin, build 9477. Although not a lot has changed, there’s still some new things out there so we’ll get started after the break.