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Version Information about Windows 8.1

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Stefan Krueger

Stefan Krueger


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:23

While Microsoft officially calls Windows 8.1 an update to Windows 8, which shares the same support lifecylce (see http://support.micro...cycle/?p1=17655), from Windows Installer's perspective it's is a whole new version, not a service pack, as indicated by the following property values:


VersionNT = 603 (was 602 in Windows 8)
ServicePackLevel = 0


MSI itself now has version number 5.0.9600.16384 (was 5.0.9200.16384 in Windows 8). Apparently, only the build number of Windows 8 (9200) was replaced with that of Windows 8.1 (9600). Therefore I don't expect new functionality.