i thought that at 1st but i havent found a customer download for the win 8.1 iso yet.....
if there isnt its REALLY poor as some people might wish for a complete wipe and reinstall to use 8.1
There isn't going to be a customer download for the 8.1 iso. The only place you'll get one is from MSDN, Technet or MVLS.
It's funny, in a sad way, this was supposed to be their new direction of easy quick seamless os updates. It has been the most unreliable service pack I have ever dealt with, killing drivers etc. There design team need a good sharp kick in the pants for this one.
I actually really liked Windows 8 and have always defended it. 8.1 has just annoyed me though; the upgrade path is ridiculous having to download in multiple times on home devices, have had countless problems with drivers etc. on machines that I have upgraded and worked seamlessly on 8 and as a big SkyDrive user I think its ridiculous that you cant use the new SkyDrive app with a local windows account and the desktop client no longer works.
By the sounds of things then, I'd probably opt for a clean Win 8.1 install rather than upgrading. It sounds a mess.
For those that need to upgrade however, can't 8.1 be deployed via WSUS? I can see 8.1 options listed in WSUS.
If it's appearing then surely you must?
These are the options I see, however I have no Win 8 or Win 8.1 clients. I'm just trying to help you guys!
Probably just updates for 8.1 as the update itself does not come through windows update but is considered a new product.
I tried running the installer on the iso here and that failed miserably, I was getting stuck at 100% all the time here, before deciding to nuke my machine and get it installed from scratch.
What I will say though, its excellent so far, lot of the gripes I had are gone and even the start screen now can be made infinitely better than it was before.
not had a single issue with 8.1 yet, updated 5 or 6 pc's too.
On a side note: for those having issues with windows update whilst using a proxy on 2012 we had the same issue. I can't remember the command but you can set a sort of system proxy (not the ie one) and windows update seemed to work straight after doing that.