Despite being an upgraded windows, Windows 8 has faced criticism from many users who ended up installing Windows 7. Apparently the similar ongoing is happening with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 diverting the issue to how to avoid downloading Windows 8.1 entirely. After all no one would like to change the environment of the windows they have gradually been comfortable with.
Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update (also known as KB 2919355) are quite unique from the past windows update as they add on enhancements making your favorite apps and settings easier to look for and work on, and provide more familiar mouse and keyboard options.
So here is why you should not miss the upgradation of your windows.
Gone are the days of charging for upgrades as Windows 8.1 is a free update which will not only encourage users to upgrade and will also enable users to use the latest version of Microsoft products and associated services. The Windows 8.1 Update was launched this year on April 8.
Windows 8 users can apply the update by downloading it from Microsoft’s Windows Store and can look forward to updates until January 9th, 2018.
Apart from Windows Update, feature updates are also provided including security fixes loaded with several alterations into it.
The major point noticeable is that, the Windows 8.1 is treated as a stop gap by Microsoft.
If you don’t wish to stop getting updates a lot sooner then you must upgrade as the new Windows updates use the free Windows 8.1 update as a foundation.
To attract more desktop users towards the Windows Store, the Update pins the Store to your desktop by default, but it also lets you pin Modern Apps to your desktop taskbar so that one can run classic and modern apps side by side.
Read the following statement by a Microsoft spokesperson:
Customers relying on Windows Updates, and prefer manual selection and/or download updates instead of accepting Windows’ default update settings to automatically install, and who have then deselected the Windows 8.1 update for download or installation, won’t be able to see subsequent updates because they only apply once the Windows 8.1 Update is installed. Manually downloading these subsequent updates will result in failed installation for the same reason.
The update overcomes several glitches of the previous version for which the Start Screen customization was of no use like the live tiles comes in 2 sizes only and one can not open two Windows Store apps side by side equally to multitask.
Xbox Music and Xbox Video are enhanced. One also get the facility of a direct boot to the Desktop in Windows 8.1. The update also integrates Bing Search directly. The upgradation of apps are automatic. Files are now synced across devices with the help of OneDrive. When you’re working on the familiar desktop, all apps you’ve opened will appear in your taskbar at the bottom of the screen. It also features its built in Internet Explorer 11 with larger tabs, simpler controls, and fluid response to gestures.
All these and tonnes of added feature make it a better version to upgrade with, without an upgradation pain.
You can have a whole glimpse of all the added features here at the Microsoft website.