The Windows 8.1 Release Date has been officially announced. Tomorrow, on October 17 at 4 AM PDT, Windows 8.1 will begin to roll out as a free, yet optional update to existing Windows 8 users. This update has been attracting many viewers and bringing anticipation by bringing back some of the old features along with adding some new.
The Windows 8.1 update contains a handful of features including, user-interface changes that bring back some of classic Windows while maintaining Metro, more powerful search technology that better integrates Bing into Microsoft OS, and SkyDrive also has also taken a step in Windows with Windows 8.1, as a Microsoft attempt to secure your files on the cloud at all times. Of-course the update isn’t the only thing that’s optional, some of these features are optional as-well.
The most anticipated feature in Windows 8.1 the the return of the Start Button. Although the Start Menu and metro will exist, with 8.1 you’ll have the option to bring back the Start Button to open the Metro Start Menu.
After 4AM PDT the 8.1 update will Pop-up in the Windows Store various times, after you see it that just follow the simple steps and you should have Windows 8.1 with-in no time.
Of-course not everyone will update to 8.1, with that said, it would be a real-table turning event if most Windows 8 users didn’t update to 8.1. We’ll keep track of this information and hopefully Microsoft will release some of it to the public.
Hopefully the 8.1 upgrade will fix many of the errors and failures Microsoft tried to integrate into its beloved OS, and it may just get the numberless Windows 7 users to upgrade to 8.1 even though they didn’t upgrade to Windows 8 due to it’s unwanted features. From the many previews and announcements Microsoft has given us, Windows 8.1 will most likely be better than Windows 8 and a great success, but how much of a success can it be?