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We are pleased to be releasing a set of improvements to Windows 8 in broad areas of performance, power management and battery efficiency, media playback, and compatibility. These improvements are available starting today via Windows Update. We wanted to briefly talk about our improvements to the engineering system and in particular the speed at which we were able to deliver these updates to you.....



.... “Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Cumulative Update”

Description:

Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Cumulative Update is available. This cumulative update package provides a collection of performance and reliability improvements that are designed to improve the Windows 8 experience. We recommend that you apply this cumulative update as part of your regular maintenance routines.

Improvements:

Increased power efficiency to extend battery life
Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen
Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios
Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8

Known issues:

When you turn a Windows feature on or off, the computer may require a restart. For example, this action may be necessary when you turn Remote Access on or off.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/10/09/updating-windows-8-for-general-availability.aspx
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Not available for me, still on RP... frown.gif

Waiting for the 26th.
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For those looking for a manual download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34908
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For those looking for a manual download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34908

Downloading it right now, thanks for the link
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Downloading it right now, thanks for the link
No problem mate.

Really hoping those using Windows 8 post some results, observations, etc...
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Nice.

So far I've only found a couple minute incompatibilities. It would be cool if this takes care of them.
    
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From the comments on there, it seems they still have a lot of things to fix.
Edited by tpi2007 - 10/9/12 at 12:00pm
 
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That may be true, but my experience has been quite positive for the most part.

Like every piece of software, the early stages are going to be a little shaky.
    
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No problem mate.
Really hoping those using Windows 8 post some results, observations, etc...

Alright, it installed, I will report back if I notice anything different.
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