Windows 8.1 now available for download
No computer Operating System is perfect and this is no exception with Microsoft. Today they rollout Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. This free update will come to all Windows 8 users who will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. As we reported previously Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update based on customer feedback, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and
visual changes to the Start Screen and application snapping.
It will be noted that after the install the update will keep all desktop and Windows 8-style apps, files and settings inclusive. But its always advisable to backup just in case, but it should be like any other patch through Windows Update that Microsoft supplies on a monthly basis. The new update will have slightly dissimilar experience depending on how the Preview was originally installed. Here it goes, if you installed Windows 8.1 Preview from the Windows Store on top of Windows 8
then you can move straight to the final edition in the Store today. Personal files will be held, but apps will need to be reinstalled.
Alternatively if you Windows 8.1 Preview from scratch by using an ISO then you can update to the final version of Windows 8.1 using the Store today, please note that the system won’t activate without a Windows 8.1 license key. If you were previously running Windows 8 then you’ll need to reinstall that copy before moving to 8.1 to ensure you don’t have to purchase a new key. Microsoft is also releasing a final General Availability update patch today for existing Windows 8.1 users and those upgrading, so if you have any limitations on your monthly broadband bandwidth then bear that in mind
before you update.