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Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:08 pm

I have been testing Windows 8 (W8) Enterprise Windows-to-Go (W2Go) on a WD passport enterprise (500GB) external Hdd.
Using W8 I installed W8.1 Enterprise & got it activated, then installed the Hyper-V feature.
In Hyper-V I installed W8 PRO & activated itv w/ my TechNet key then jumped through many hoops to get the internet working. Finally was successful & installed around 30/62 WU updates then checked the 'Store' & there was a link to upgrade to W8.1, ran that & it installed easily but took 1 hour, 41 minutes to complete the 3+GB download & upgrade, it's still activated. I do need to dump the windows.old folder but that's easy by running W8.1 'disk cleanup'.

So now we know that Windows 8 x64 PRO can be upgraded to 8.1 in Hyper-V on a Windows-to-Go (certified) drive :shocked:

*Warning W2Go won't install W8.1 on a non-certified drive (I tried & tried & tried & tried several ways, incl. using imagex.exe but failed w/ non-certified USB3.0 drives). The imagex.exe W2Go steps work great installing W8 though.
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:18 pm

It appears that Microsoft is preparing another large update to Windows 8.1, this one atm is called the "Spring Update"

Mary Jo Foley posted some info on this earlier this month & now WZor has some new screenshots from the OEM build that was recently released to OEM's for testing.
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:21 pm

Any idea when it is due out?
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:47 pm

Rumors only, some say March, April @ Build 2014.
MS isn't officially saying though

Google: spring GDR
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:05 pm

We had a leak last night... this one is called:

Build String: 6.3.9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237 (x64)

I snagged a copy w/ a slightly different file name (so I could use a fast torrent):
9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237_X64FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-IR3_CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO

Size: 3.78 GB (4,063,657,984 bytes)

I AV scanned it & it had no malware, etc.
There is a couple of (extra) injected files w/ a 2/1/2014 date, instead of 1/14/2014
1) is a internet shortcut to the website that leaked it?
2) is a EI.CFG file that labels it as 'Retail'
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:02 am

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This screen shows the watermark that appears before one activates it.
I installed this beta in VMware 9.0, it runs quite good in that VM.
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:39 am

Looks like WZOR will leak another but this time its a 'MSU' file both x86 & x64.

Windows 8.1 Update is available as an MSU files build 9600.16610.WINBLUE_S14.140201-1007

(translated w/ screenys)
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:28 pm

The x86 & x64 MSU files leaked.
Suppose I should read the tutorials now instead of shooting-from-the-hip :)
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby yeshuas » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:35 pm

shreader wrote:The x86 & x64 MSU files leaked.
Suppose I should read the tutorials now instead of shooting-from-the-hip :)

Lol, may be a good idea.
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Re: Windows (code name) Blue - New information

Postby shreader » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:43 am

Nothing in tuts on installing in VMware so I used what they said & failed 2 - upgrade attempts (on earlier Upgrade 1 installs) I finally had success doing a clean W8.1 GA RTM PRO install & upgrade.

Not impressed, some changes but a bit buggy too, need to wait for the RTM to be released.
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