The Alex Kibkalo case explained



I know this is old news, but I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now since there are still a lot of people confused by Kibkalo’s arrest. A couple of days ago, news broke that Alex Kibkalo was sentenced to 3 months in prison so I figured this would be a good time… Read More »

How/Why a Windows subscription might work [Concept]



Leaked screenshots suggested that Microsoft was working on a subscription model for Windows appropriately called “Windows 365”, much like Office 365. But then Mary Jo Foley came along to crush our hopes and dreams: “Windows 365: Not coming to a PC near you” Long story short, nothing called Windows 365 exists and Microsoft isn’t working on a… Read More »

Windows 8.1 with Bing is official, but what about ProfessionalStudent?



In one of the Windows 8.1 Update leaks we discovered two new SKUs: CoreConnected and ProfessionalStudent. As I reported here before, CoreConnected is called “Windows 8.1 With Bing” and it is a free version of Windows targeted at low-cost OEM devices. A couple of days ago Microsoft officially announced Windows 8.1 with Bing on their blog,… Read More »

Windows 9 “Cloud” – A DaaS concept

WZOR recently wrote about Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Windows 9. He claimed Windows 8.1 Update 2 (or 8.2, nobody knows yet) is planned for September 2014 (Mary Jo Foley, on the other hand, claims it will be August). The most interesting part of WZOR’s post, however, are his rumours about “Windows 9” (currently scheduled… Read More »

Windows 8.1 Update OEM letter reveals RTM, OneNote bundling and full ISOs

Windows 8.1 Update has been leaked a while ago, OEMs already got the files for some time too, but today the OEM Letter got leaked along with the MSUs the OEMs got. You can download the OEM letter to check it out yourself: X1953446LTR.pdf And the MSUs OEMs got (client and server, x86, x64 and ARM): X19-53446.img… Read More »

Everything you need to know about the Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8.1 Update (also known as Update 1 or Spring Update) is a free update, for current Windows 8.1 users. It will be delivered through Windows Update on April’s Patch Tuesday, April 8th. This update offers more than your average security patches or bugfixes, it’s main goal is to improve the Windows 8.1 experience for… Read More »

Get Windows 8.1.1 through Windows Update RIGHT NOW! (Windows Update/Direct MSU links)

MDL user “seaa” posted a registry trick that makes the 8.1.1 update show up in Windows Update. Here’s how it works. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT this if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might brick your current Windows 8.1 installation!!! Through Windows Update Update: people are reporting that Microsoft patched this registry hack, please… Read More »

Windows 8.1 ADK leaks, details Bing edition & MORE!!

A couple of hours ago, WZOR leaked the Windows 8.1 Spring Update ADK. The ADK only got some minor updates, but the help files have some interesting info on Windows 8.1 Update 1! Download: ADK_Documentation.zip Official name? Throughout the documentation the update is simply called “Windows 8.1 Update“, not “Update 1”, “Spring Update” or “Feature Pack”.… Read More »

Windows 8.1 with Bing!? (CoreConnected/ProfessionalStudent SKUs)

Yesterday WZOR leaked 4 new Windows 8.1 Update 1 ISOs, all build 9600.17024. What’s special about these ISOs is that they’re new editions, they are called “Windows 8.1 with Bing” (internally referred to as “CoreConnected”). They don’t seem to be any different from the other leaks, they don’t include any new, Bing-ish features, so it’s… Read More »