Windows 8.1 Update 1 Mandatory
If any of your electronic devices runs on Windows 8.1, you might want to update it as soon as possible because Microsoft will pull the plug on all future updates if your system did not install the latest April Windows 8.1 update. Yes, this update is mandatory for Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 8.1 RT, which means even your hand-held mobile devices should be updated.
Microsoft received a lot of flak when it first suggested that the April update will have a deadline till May and Microsoft will stop enabling software updates for Windows 8.1 users who failed to update on time. Because of the public outcry, Microsoft pushed back the cut-off date all the way back to June 10. Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc wrote in Microsoft’s official blog post saying, “While we believe the majority of people have received the update, we recognize that not all have. Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us. And we’re committed to helping ensure their safety.”
However, this mandatory update is only applicable for one of the Windows 8 versions, namely, the Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows 8 and Windows 7 users will continue to receive all future updates. Moreover, this requirement is only outlined for individuals running this operating system version. Windows 8.1 Enterprise version can pull back the Update 1 installation until August 12.
Update Windows 8.1 Soon
There is no reason for you to delay since this update brings in a lot of new performance upgrades and solves many issues that were prevalent in the previous versions. Windows 8.1 update 1 features a lot of subtle changes that are based on feedback-based user-driven changes that has made the entire operating system better. This update is especially attractive for standard mouse-and-keyboard users who do not have a touch screen display. The user interface, which has no major changes from the previous versions, has still managed to impress nonprofessional and expert users alike.
If you still run any of the old Windows 8 versions, you have only yourself to blame. Even though Microsoft had completely botched up the operating system, it has been making progress in the right direction with every update. Some rumors are even ripe that the next update for Windows 8.1 will even feature a classic style Start Menu for Desktop users. If you have still not updated, go to the Windows Update located inside the Update and Recovery windows opened from inside the Settings. If there is an update labeled KB 2919355, you haven’t updated your operating system. Clicking on this option will automatically install the updates.
Do not miss out on further security patches, bug fixes and new features by refusing to install this update!
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