In August, Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 has hit the RTM milestone. After RTM, while OEMs were preparing the OS for the device, Microsoft was busy fixing some bugs that were found later and also made some changes to IE11. According to reports, Microsoft has named the update as ‘Windows 8.1 GA Rollup A’. The update is supposed to be 200 MB for the x64 version and 100 MB for the x86 devices. Neowin claims the following improvements in the ‘Windows 8.1 GA Rollup A’ update.
The update is said to consist almost entirely of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements, with one notable exception. After downloading and installing the GA Rollup A update, the article states that Internet Explorer 11 gains an app bar preview, which is a tiny black bar at the bottom of the browser that also feature three little dots, rather like on Windows Phone. It is also similar to the app bars that will feature in many of the pre-installed Windows 8.1 apps, including the new Mail app.
FaiKee on Twitter today posted the leaked version of this update. The update package will consist of three patches: KB2894179, KB2883200, and KB2894029. You can find the update download in usual locations where you can find the leaks!
Windows 8.1 general availability is slated for later this month, and it is unclear whether Microsoft will roll out the Windows 8.1 RTM GA Rollup A update on the same day of Windows 8.1 launch.