Windows 8.1 is alive and kicking, but it turns out that not all company partners have been prepared for the launch of a new Windows version.
Only 20 percent of the PCs scheduled to go on sale during this holiday season will come with a preinstalled copy of Windows 8.1, but Microsoft
has got you covered.
Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott
writes that Redmond has created what is being called a Windows 8.1 Upgrade Kit, delivered on a USB flash drive to retailers selling Windows PCs. Thus, they can easily upgrade the operating system
and deploy Windows 8.1 on every sold new PC.