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Update: The news just keeps getting better:  Microsoft will now force you to use bing.com with all new pcs that include windows 8.1 AND if you dont buy a new pc, you WILL use bing.com anyway via windows update.

A fresh build of Windows 8. 1 update has leaked but unlike the previous leaks, the phrase ‘with Bing’ is included with the build that is a deviation from past releases. The leak originates from a partner build of Connected Core that has been leaked in both x86 and x64 flavors; the build number for this leak is 17024 whereas the last Windows 8. 1 update leak had a build number of 17025.

The interesting thing relating to this leak is the ‘with Bing’ attribute as this has maybe not been seen in previous leaks of the update 1 for Windows 8. 1 )

It’s not surprise that Windows 8 (in all variants) ships with Bing built in as the apps and search are now part of the OOBE. But this build specifically calls out Bing in the terms and service agreements as well as within the watermark in the bottom right corner.

There are hints to the fact this build is supposed for partners and might perhaps not be released as a general public build. What could this mean? Well, Microsoft could have still another install of Windows 8. 1 that doesn’t have Bing as built in as deeply as the vanilla flavor of Windows 8. 1 Update – While this could seem odd, it could reflect the EU’s relationship with taxing Microsoft for baking in its own services deeply into the OS.

Obviously, it would seem much more likely, if the above were true, that the build would be called ‘with Internet Explorer’ as that’s where Microsoft got dinged last time around, but for now, it’s only a simplified observation and not a statement of fact.

Windows 8. 1 update 1 is anticipated to arrive in April and will also be distributed via Windows update, rather than through the Windows Store. Many expect that Microsoft will announce Windows 8. 1 update 1 at its BUILD conference that takes place the very first week of April.

The distribution through Windows update generally seems to make a bit more sense than the Windows Store as there are no actual major features being introduced only minor tweaks across the board. Unlike the 8. 1 update that brought back the Start button, to the layman user, they may perhaps not notice many of the new features at first since many of them are quite subtle.

With about 5 weeks until the conference kicks off, we do not have to wait too much longer to learn more about the update for Windows 8. 1.