Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 27, 2013

Windows 8.1 Is Now In PC Makers' Hands

Windows 8.1 is in the hands of PC makers around the globe today. Windows 8 owners wanting to get their grubby little mitts on the update will have to wait until October 18th.

Microsoft announced on August 27 that Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 have been released to manufacturing (RTM'd) and are now being delivered to its OEM partners. Company officials also confirmed, as I blogged earlier this month, that there will be no early access to the Windows 8.1 RTM bits by subscribers to MSDN, TechNet and its volume-license customers. They will have to wait for Windows 8.1's launch, October 18, to get the gold code.