Windows 8.1 Blue

6.3.9600 · Version 1310

Build 9600 for pc screenshot

Tiles

  • Small and Large tiles have been added to the start screen
  • You can now change multiple tiles at once
  • Tiles can now show their download status on the startscreen and All apps list
  • Tiles for desktop apps now get an accent color based on their most prominent color
  • Improved support for portret mode
  • Browser now always use their Modern UI-version of their tile, even if it isn't the default browser
  • When pinning a tile to the startscreen from within an app, you can now choose its size

All Apps

  • There is an "All apps" button on the bottom of the screen when using a mouse and keyboard
  • You can now sort apps on name, date, most used and category
  • There is now a search field
  • You can now access All apps by swyping up from the start screen
  • New apps aren't pinned to the start screen by default anymore
  • You can now change the behavior of search when searching in the All apps screne
  • You can now display desktop apps first
  • New apps are now labeled as "New"

Personalize

  • Changing the start screen will now start a new edit mode
  • You can now set the desktop background as the start screen background
  • There are multiple new tatoos added to the startscreen (including dynamic tatoos)
  • Multiple new colors have been added to choose from
  • The startscreen can now show up to 9 rows of tiles

Interface

  • When Snap is being used, Windows will ask where to open an app
  • Apps now open in snap view when triggered from within another app
  • Apps now can be selected by holding them
  • Snap can now use multiple sizes
  • You can now snap up to 4 apps per screen (depeding on your resolution)
  • You can now use multiple Windows Apps on multiple screens
  • The start button has now a visual image again
  • You can now choose to boot to the desktop
  • You can now disable hot corners
  • If you have a high resolution, the charmsbar will (depending on the used hotcorner) appear higher or lower
  • You can now add an app to alarm notifications
  • The keyboard has been improved with numerous features
  • You can now set a presentation as lock screen

Internet Explorer

  • Tabs can now be synced
  • Click-to-call is a new feature
  • You can now choose to always display the address bar and tabs
  • You can now open more then 10 tabs
  • A Download list has been added
  • Tiles can now have more formats
  • Reading View is a new option that opens a reading-optimized environment
  • Website Tiles can now show a feed
  • Improved support for CSS3 and HTML5
  • Support for WebGL, MDEG Dash and SPDY
  • Brand now F12-Tools

Build-in apps

  • All apps now support portrait mode
  • You can now remove apps from more devices at once
  • Calendar
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Camera
    • The Camera-app now has a new color and interface
    • The app now users Microsoft Photosynth technology
    • You can now access the camera from the lock screen
  • Finance
    • There is a search feature
  • Mail
    • The mail interface has been revamped
    • Support for drag and drop
    • The Mail-app now uses the Outlook color
  • News
    • News now has a build-in search feature
  • PC Settings
    • Your start screen can now sync between devices
    • Multiple new features have been added
    • The app has a major revamped interface
    • You can now pin PC Settings to the start screen
  • People
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Photos
    • There are multiple new options to change photos
    • Facebook- and Flickr-integration has been removed
  • SkyDrive
    • It's now possible to view local files from the app
    • You can now choose to save files to SkyDrive
    • SkyDrive has been integrated better into the OS
  • Sport
    • Sport has now a build-in search feature
  • Travel
    • Travel now has a build-in search feature
  • Weather
    • Weather now has a build-in search feature
    • When started for the first time, Weather will show a "Get started"-window
  • Windows Store
    • The Windows Store a has received a major revamp
    • Apps will now be updated automatically
    • The icon has been changed
    • The Windows Store tile now shows spotlight apps
  • New apps
    • Skype - replaces Messaging
    • Calculator
    • Bing Drink and Food
    • Bing Health and Fitness
    • Help & Tips
    • Alarms
    • Reading List
    • Search
  • Removed apps
    • Messaging - replaced by Skype
    • Bing - replaced by Search

And further

  • Support for NFC, 3G and 4G
  • Wireless printing without additional drivers
  • 2-step authentication
  • DirectX 11.2 is now available
  • The Windows Prestation-index has been removed
  • The Windows kernel has been updated from version 6.2 to 6.3
  • Native support for 3D-printers
  • New installation interface
  • You can now replace Command Prompt with PowerShelll
  • Improved support for high resolutions

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15 September 2015

Start

  • The start menu has been added with support for Live Tiles
  • The "Jumplists" tab under "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" has been renamed to "Start Menu"
  • An option to switch to the start menu has been added under "Start Menu" in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"

And further

  • Avatars on the logon screen and start menu are now circles

8 April 2014

Start and All apps

  • You can now shut down Windows from the start screen (not for devices with touchscreen or smaller than 8,5 inch)
  • You can now search from the start screen with a visual button
  • A right-click on a tile now shows a context menu
  • The default start screen has been updated for new users
  • The start screen now shows a notification when a new app has been installed
  • You can now show more apps in the All apps view
  • All apps now shows the letter of each category always

Desktop

  • It's now possible to pin Windows Apps
  • The Windows Store is now a default pinned app
  • Apps now have a titlebar
  • The taskbar now can be accessed within apps
  • Devices without a touchscreen now boot to desktop by default
  • Devices without a touchscreen now have desktop apps set as default

Internet Explorer

  • "Enterprise mode" has been added to Internet Explorer
  • There are new options in the F12-tools
  • Improved support for ECMAScript 5.1
  • Improved support for WebGL

Build-in apps

  • OneDrive
    • SkyDrive is now OneDrive
    • It's now possible to synchronise manually
    • There is now a OneDrive icon in the system tray
  • Xbox Music
    • You can now pin artists and playlists to your start screen
    • You can now use drag and drop
    • Xbox Music will now show Backwards, Forwards and Play/Pause under its Aero Peak window on the taskbar
  • PC Settings
    • You can now manage your disk space
    • You can now give your PC a new name from the app
    • You can now leave a domain from the app
    • A link to the Control Panel hass been added

And further

  • You can now show more details in the Networks fly-out for a network
  • Improved performance and support for WIMBoot
6.3.9600.17031 (winblue_gdr.140221-1952)

17 October 2013

Tiles

  • Small and Large tiles have been added to the start screen
  • You can now change multiple tiles at once
  • Tiles can now show their download status on the startscreen and All apps list
  • Tiles for desktop apps now get an accent color based on their most prominent color
  • Improved support for portret mode
  • Browser now always use their Modern UI-version of their tile, even if it isn't the default browser
  • When pinning a tile to the startscreen from within an app, you can now choose its size

All Apps

  • There is an "All apps" button on the bottom of the screen when using a mouse and keyboard
  • You can now sort apps on name, date, most used and category
  • There is now a search field
  • You can now access All apps by swyping up from the start screen
  • New apps aren't pinned to the start screen by default anymore
  • You can now change the behavior of search when searching in the All apps screne
  • You can now display desktop apps first
  • New apps are now labeled as "New"

Personalize

  • Changing the start screen will now start a new edit mode
  • You can now set the desktop background as the start screen background
  • There are multiple new tatoos added to the startscreen (including dynamic tatoos)
  • Multiple new colors have been added to choose from
  • The startscreen can now show up to 9 rows of tiles

Interface

  • When Snap is being used, Windows will ask where to open an app
  • Apps now open in snap view when triggered from within another app
  • Apps now can be selected by holding them
  • Snap can now use multiple sizes
  • You can now snap up to 4 apps per screen (depeding on your resolution)
  • You can now use multiple Windows Apps on multiple screens
  • The start button has now a visual image again
  • You can now choose to boot to the desktop
  • You can now disable hot corners
  • If you have a high resolution, the charmsbar will (depending on the used hotcorner) appear higher or lower
  • You can now add an app to alarm notifications
  • The keyboard has been improved with numerous features
  • You can now set a presentation as lock screen

Internet Explorer

  • Tabs can now be synced
  • Click-to-call is a new feature
  • You can now choose to always display the address bar and tabs
  • You can now open more then 10 tabs
  • A Download list has been added
  • Tiles can now have more formats
  • Reading View is a new option that opens a reading-optimized environment
  • Website Tiles can now show a feed
  • Improved support for CSS3 and HTML5
  • Support for WebGL, MDEG Dash and SPDY
  • Brand now F12-Tools

Build-in apps

  • All apps now support portrait mode
  • You can now remove apps from more devices at once
  • Calendar
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Camera
    • The Camera-app now has a new color and interface
    • The app now users Microsoft Photosynth technology
    • You can now access the camera from the lock screen
  • Finance
    • There is a search feature
  • Mail
    • The mail interface has been revamped
    • Support for drag and drop
    • The Mail-app now uses the Outlook color
  • News
    • News now has a build-in search feature
  • PC Settings
    • Your start screen can now sync between devices
    • Multiple new features have been added
    • The app has a major revamped interface
    • You can now pin PC Settings to the start screen
  • People
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Photos
    • There are multiple new options to change photos
    • Facebook- and Flickr-integration has been removed
  • SkyDrive
    • It's now possible to view local files from the app
    • You can now choose to save files to SkyDrive
    • SkyDrive has been integrated better into the OS
  • Sport
    • Sport has now a build-in search feature
  • Travel
    • Travel now has a build-in search feature
  • Weather
    • Weather now has a build-in search feature
    • When started for the first time, Weather will show a "Get started"-window
  • Windows Store
    • The Windows Store a has received a major revamp
    • Apps will now be updated automatically
    • The icon has been changed
    • The Windows Store tile now shows spotlight apps
  • New apps
    • Skype - replaces Messaging
    • Calculator
    • Bing Drink and Food
    • Bing Health and Fitness
    • Help & Tips
    • Alarms
    • Reading List
    • Search
  • Removed apps
    • Messaging - replaced by Skype
    • Bing - replaced by Search

And further

  • Support for NFC, 3G and 4G
  • Wireless printing without additional drivers
  • 2-step authentication
  • DirectX 11.2 is now available
  • The Windows Prestation-index has been removed
  • The Windows kernel has been updated from version 6.2 to 6.3
  • Native support for 3D-printers
  • New installation interface
  • You can now replace Command Prompt with PowerShelll
  • Improved support for high resolutions
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Windows 8.1
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15 September 2015

pc9600.18007
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8 April 2014

pc9600.17031
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17 October 2013

pc9600.16384
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