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Is Windows 8.1 RTM reliable?

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I know a 8.1 RTM has leaked, but is there any way to trust or verify the source files are clean?

Also, will RTM need to be reinstalled once the public release is made?
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post #2 of 6
You can get it directly from MS.
But I wouldn't bother its still buggy as hell, I already tried it
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post #3 of 6
8.1 RTM is the final code, but they said no updates until its official, so if you encounter a problem your pretty much out of luck for support until Oct 18th.

That being said, I installed it today and its running fine. I wasn't able to install it with my "8.0 upgrade key", but was able to authenticate it with my key once it was installed.

Changes are not so earth shattering that waiting till Oct 18th would probably be the best bet.
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bump, will we have to re-install 8.1 RTM once it's official?

EDIT: ninja.gif
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No, its the final version just leaked to the public, which always seems to happen. RTM=Release To Manufacturing, which means its the same stuff people will be installing on Oct 18th.
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I've been using it since the leak (with my legitimate Windows 8 Pro key, which activated without a hitch).The only thing that I use that had an issue was the Steelseries Engine. It breaks Windows 8.1. Like legit. Other than that, everything else works...even some stuff that didn't in 8. For example, my snowball mic was very hit and miss in 8. In 8.1, it's flawless.
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