Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8.1

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8.1

Microsoft has started to roll out the “Blue” Windows 8.1 update for Windows.

The update brings several new features an additions including Bing Search, better SkyDrive syncing, redesigned apps, multiple UI improvements, side-by-side apps and the much-coveted Start Button, which switches between the Desktop mode and the Start Screen.

Also brought home is the option to reboot directly to the Desktop. Windows 8.1 has also been put up on retail for $120 and $200 the Home and Pro versions respectively.

The Windows RT 8.1 update, however, is pulled from the store after reports from users who were reportedly experiencing some issues.

If you own a Windows 8 device, then you too should look for your update on Windows Store (in the apps).

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 is absolutely free. Such free deals can’t possibly get better.

Download file is around 3.63 GBs, so make sure before getting started that your internet connection is doing well. Just to mention, you can pause, resume or cancel the up-gradation process at any time.

There are some things which one feels should’ve been a part of the experience right from the beginning but this latest update should fill the voids left by the original quite well.


  • imkhalid

    Its gone now bcoz of this
    Microsoft yanks Windows 8.1 update for Surface RT after ‘Blue Screen of Death’ reports
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243368/Microsoft_yanks_Windows_8.1_update_for_Surface_RT_after_Blue_Screen_of_Death_reports

  • omer

    updating my hp sleekbook now….its 3.62GB setup in store….almost 20% done…..fingers crossed till it download complete 100%……

  • Bilal Iqbal

    it’s license is up till January 2014 i think… i am waiting for reviews about it as it happened with RT and it was horrible for many…

  • Rana Imran

    Already upgraded to 8.1. Enjoying…

  • Saeed

    Anyone who has used 8.1 please give your feedback. What are pros and cons of upgrading? I currently have genuine windows 8 running. Is it a good idea to upgrade? Any limitations?

  • The One

    I am not seeing windows 8.1 update.Please help