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You can update to Windows 8.1 now

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You can update to Windows 8.1 now
Windows 8.1 is now available for download. Microsoft announced its newest version of the Windows operating system is up for grabs online and you’d be able to buy a boxed version in stores tomorrow.

Windows 8.1 is a major update that fixes a lot of complaints users had over Windows 8, and it also brings back the Start button. The new platform comes with all core apps like Mail, Calendar and XBox Music updated, but it also features a new Health + Fitness application.

The Start screen now supports two new Live Tile sizes - a super large one that you can use for example to glance your emails or calendar appointments without having to open the app, and a super small one so you could fit more icons on the screen. Good news is that you can also boot directly into the traditional desktop without seeing the made-for-touch Start screen (that we imagine would be a great option for those who don’t have a touch-enabled devices).

You can update to Windows 8.1 now
The Windows 8.1 update is free for those who run the Windows 8, but Windows 7 users will first have to chip in for Windows 8 and then get the free update.

Microsoft also said that devices sold after October 18th will come with Windows 8.1 on board.


source: Windows blog

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:35 10

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Downloading now :)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:00 2

12. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


the store open ...then nothing happens ?!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:36

17. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


its 2 gigs I have crappy internet :(

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:15

40. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


2 gigs?, Mine is 3.42

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:42

41. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


that's for windows 8.1 pro

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:31 1

22. PootisMan (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


To bad it's going to take my crappy internet about 4 to 5 hours to update :,(

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:34

30. mohammed2222 (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


me 10 days on f....g ooredoo !

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:46 6

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yay! Free stuff

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:46 3

3. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Sweet... checking meow

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:31 1

14. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Nope?? Nothing yet.... where am i suppose to check, too see if i have the update?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:28 2

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Go to the Windows Store app in your start screen. There should be a big tile when you first open it telling you to update.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:48 2

4. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I read that the new update also has a universal search for apps, contact, mails, etc... like in iOS and Symbian. Hope it comes to the WP8 devices with the GDR3 too. Thats a feature i sorely i miss.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:57 1

9. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Not for GDR3 but for WP8.1

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 19:43

38. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


universal search for apps, contacts, mails, etc already existed in Windows 8. It did for the apps at least.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:49 1

5. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Is there the start button?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:55 2

25. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


no, they just say it in the article

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:29 1

29. djmoncsko (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


well there is, but it doesn't do what you expect. for advanced features, right click the start button and it'll give you some stuff you may be looking for.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:52 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:52 2

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Thanks for the info :)

Yes there will be a start button, which will bring up the start screen.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:53

8. T12RYK (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Downloaded and installing, time to reorganise my start screen. Hoped it would sync the layout across devices.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:57

10. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


the store open ...then nothing happens ?!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:59

11. hmd74 (Posts: 481; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


WTF? I've updated my windows and now it is 8.2!!! Is it a bug?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:54 6

24. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Well you're sometime in Spring of 2015!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:01 2

13. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Will buy the DVD tomorrow !!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:16 1

15. taikucing (unregistered)


still happy with 7

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:18 1

16. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


PA: But Microsoft has released 8.1.....You should be able to download it now....

Reader: I'm sorry?

PA: But Microsoft has released 8.1.....You should be able to download it now....

Reader: I got everything but the last part, through " you should be able ".

PA: You should be able to download it now....

Reader: Perhaps, but downloads for dummies doesn't explain that...the best approach is to torrent the download but while doing that, my computer is completely defenseless....no matter the download tactic, they all have a flaw.

PA: YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD IT NOWWWWWW!!!!!

Reader: No matter. I think I have an idea....

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:39

18. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


I think it is released for download in USA the rest of the world to follow. that's why it's not showing on others windows store

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:28 1

28. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


nah, its up for grabs in India

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:03 2

19. Bfrenz (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Up and running.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:16 1

20. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


damn i want to clean install. I want the ISO file!

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