Our first Windows 8.1 RTM build has leaked onto the web in a x64 bit variant. The leak comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans to keep the Windows 8.1 update under wraps until October 18. We can’t help but think this leak was timed rather deliberately.
The Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM build is native Chinese, we assume you can translate this build with the build in language+region settings however we are yet to confirm this. We do not recommend you download leaked builds, however as this is the RTM it is finished code, do what you will with it, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
We will not be providing direct links to this leak, we also do not tolerate people in the comments section posting links either. WinBeta is yet to confirm this leak as legitimate, but users of the PCBeta community have confirmed it as real.
Microsoft has revealed today that MSDN and TechNet subscribers will gain access to Windows 8.1 on October 18, the same day the update is available to everyone. The company addresses the fact that RTM ‘used’ to mean the software was ready for consumer use, but in this day and age it no longer means that.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8.1