On Thursday a build of the incoming Windows 8.1 update was leaked by Microsoft
The usual leaks from anonymous bloggers have already become an old story as Microsoft itself leaks the Windows 8.1 update. A few manufacturing partners were given the access to this update by Microsoft but the update was still not made available to the public. But there was a secret way to it; many people knew that it could be attained via the Windows Update service. And if these people were thinking that they are quite clever then they were absolutely wrong because Microsoft was one step ahead and now it has blocked both direct links as well as the ability to install the update via a registry hack.
According to a report by The Verge, the mirrors of the update can still be found on various file-sharing sites. This new update has been designed in such a way that it will satisfy the traditional PC users because there will now be mouse-friendly context menus to the Metro interface. Most interesting will be the dynamic startup which will automatically boots to the desktop if no touchscreen is detected.