Microsoft has announced the release of the Windows 8.1 Update (Note the capital U).
This update will be the new baseline for Windows 8.1 which means that if you don’t install it you will no longer receive patches for your Windows 8.1 machine! This is causing a lot of grief in “computer land” as all new Windows computers are currently being sold with this version pre-installed.
But here’s the kicker. Windows 8 machines will continue to receive Microsoft updates at least until early 2016! Go figure.
Anyway, if you are a Windows 8.1 user you should keep an eye out for Windows 8.1 Update in your Windows update queue and install it. The “good” news is that this update is a cumulation of all previous 8.1 updates and security patches which means that you do not necessarily need to be up to date with your Windows updates to install it.
Want to know how to install it? Check out this link.
If you are a Windows 8 user you can choose to either do nothing and still receive your security patches and updates or you can upgrade to 8.1 (free upgrade) and then, install the Update.
PS. This Update includes new features that are pretty cool. I will give you some more info in my next blog. 🙂