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Windows 8.1 users: It's time to move to Windows 8.1 Update

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    Windows 8.1 users: It's time to move to Windows 8.1 Update


    As of tomorrow, April 8, all Windows 8.1 users will be able to move to Windows 8.1 Update.

    Microsoft will be making the Update -- formerly known by those of us who've been tracking it for a while now as "Update 1" and/or "Spring Update" -- available via Windows Update.

    The Update, designed primarily to make Windows 8 more palatable for mouse/keyboard users, will be designated as an "Important" security update when it's rolled out tomorrow. It's actually very important, as Microsoft is going to require all Windows 8.1 users to have Windows 8.1 Update installed if they plan to continue to download any security or feature updates to the operating system.

    Microsoft's Premier Field Engineering blog, in an April 7 post outlining the update, makes this plain: ...

    Read more at: Windows 8.1 users: It's time to move to Windows 8.1 Update | ZDNet

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    Not seeing it available here in the UK yet. Do we know what time BST it is going live?
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    It'll most likely be available around 8 AM Pacific Mountain time (US).
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    Thanks Brink.
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    I just got these updates when I just ran Windows Update on my desktop pc but when I fired up my laptop they are not shown just the Defender updates.

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    Sam
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    Here's some more details about the update.

    How to Update to Windows 8.1 Update on April 8th 2014
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    Being in Australia, living in the future, It was disappointing to find that at the stroke of midnight, or rather 1 minute past the pm, Microsoft hadn't personally delivered my 8.1 spring update 1 update thingy to my PC.

    It would seem living in the future is not relevant when waiting for something from the past. In short, I have to wait until Microsoft says its Tuesday the 8th of April 2014. Although it already is, here, in Australia. Hasn't MS come a long way.

    Back to my Tardus.
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by scajjr2 View Post
    I just got these updates when I just ran Windows Update on my desktop pc but when I fired up my laptop they are not shown just the Defender updates.

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    Sam
    Those updates came out on Mar 11 so I guess you missed it last Month. MS releases its updates on the 2nd Tues of each Month.

    Jim
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    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    No update yet........LOL
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    I think it will come when its 8am in UK. As build was from CA
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