Microsoft updates to Windows 8 before Service Pack 1
In fact out of the ordinary, Microsoft released an update for windows 8 after the RTM version, and before the operating system goes on sale. The patch appeared today via Windows Update, and the idea is to change the image of business and some users over there to wait out the Service Pack 1 before changing operating system.
This practice is quite common and logical, considering that the SP1 is usually the major faults corrected. The “Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Cumulative Update General Availability” includes improved software performance, better handling and efficiency, and multimedia playback compatibility. The package weighs 170 MB.
The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) was launched on August 1 .
“To develop better automation and test coverage tools, we are happy to say that Windows 8 will be fully updated for all clients just be in general availability. If a member of MSDN or corporate clients, these updates will be available from today via Windows Update on your PC Windows 8, following our standard cadence Windows Update for the second Tuesday of each month, “said Steven Sinofsky on the official blog.
Windows 8 will be offered for sale on October 26.
Link: Updating Windows 8 for General Availability (Building Windows)Tags: Microsoft, RTM, Service Pack 1, update, windows