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[Neowin] You can download Windows 8.1 update 1 right now with a simple registry tweak

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If you are willing to make a few tweaks to your registry, you can get Windows 8.1 update 1 right now. By adding a value to your registry, this will give you access to download and will get you the bits right now, without accessing any third-party.
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Update: people are reporting that Microsoft patched this registry hack, please try the direct links below.

Edited by Chaython - 3/6/14 at 5:53pm
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Learn how to get Windows 8.1 with this one weird trick!
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Learn how to get Windows 8.1 with this one weird trick!

SYSTEM ADMINS HATE HIM!
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They should give the original author his half a million dollar reward or whatever for finding another windows exploit
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Thanks for this, hope my install won't be bricked smile.gif
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Thanks for this, hope my install won't be bricked smile.gif
Well I hope Neowin would test it before posting as I've always found them very reputable
All installed [using MSU download] restarting now...
Windows is still working fine, still doesn't seem to be any difference from the last build I used. They will probably have a day one patch just like when I got many weeks early Windows 8.1. At least I hope they will recognize the issue exists, I have seen it in every 8.1.1 build, they added a close button etc menu to windows 8 apps but if you use the close button it's still open in task manager.
Edited by Chaython - 3/6/14 at 6:27pm
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I thought windows 8.1 has been out for some time now why does anyone want a back door to it?
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I thought windows 8.1 has been out for some time now why does anyone want a back door to it?
Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM MSUs
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Pardon? I have no idea what that is...RTM
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So how exactly do i get this. I did the reg hack but how to i get the update?
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