Windows 8.1 Update Now Available: Grab It

On Wednesday during their Build conference, Microsoft announced the release of the rumored and talked about Blue 8.1 version of Windows. This updates version of Windows is anticipated to make users of Windows 8 much happier with their latest OS.

With the release of Windows 8.1 in the public, the rumors and speculations surrounding the Windows 8.1 product can now be put aside. At the Build Conference, Microsoft released the 8.1 update on its servers for both developers and consumers around the world.

Windows 8.1 Released During Build Conference in San Francisco

Start Button Is Back

One of the first thing that users will notice with the Windows 8.1 release is the addition of the Start button, and it is at the lower-left corner of the screen. Users can now press the button, and they will be transformed back to the metro start screen, but you won’t have any of the crazy windows life before. Users can also choose to boot to the desktop via a series of settings adjustments and other tweaks are available as well.

Changing Lock Screens

Users with Windows 8.1 will now be able to create their own live backgrounds and wallpapers, including on the lock screen of Windows. This gives users a lot more flexibility with the operating system and give them a world of customization options that were not there just a week ago. Whether you want to enable the camera, Skype, or just add photos, you can do that via the lock screen now.

Windows 8.1 With Better Search

One of the most impressive feats of Windows 8.1 is the tight integration of Bing and SkyDrive in the system. Now when you search, you will search the entire system, the web, your SkyDrive account, and all over. This will give users a huge amount of options to choose from when they look for their favorite documents, photos, music, and more.

These are just a few of the latest improvements to Windows 8.1 that were released today. Other features include on on-screen keyboard, SkyDrive integration, a better Windows Store, better apps, the introduction of Internet Explorer 11, and much more. This is not just a .1 improvement in Windows, but a new OS that will help it sell millions of copies to come.

Published: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Last Modified: October 23, 2013

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