Last we heard, Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8.1 update is said to have been finalized and will begin rolling out on the 17th of October, and for those who did not bother with the Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview and were wondering how the operating system might look like post-update, a bunch of screenshots have made their way online, giving us an idea of what to expect. The leak comes courtesy of Win8China, who in the past has been pretty accurate about their product leaks, so we expect that these screenshots could be more or less the real deal.

The screenshots shows off the default start screen, lock screen, along with desktop screen backgrounds, so if you were wondering what sort of changes you might be able to expect from the update, hopefully these screenshots will be able to clue you in. Windows 8.1 is said to be a pretty major update for the operating system and will introduce a host of new features and changes, such as the bringing back of the Start button amongst other things. In any case additional screenshots can be found at Win8China’s page or the source link below, but what do you guys think of the update so far? Is Microsoft on the right track?

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