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References for Windows 8.1 update 2 found in Windows 10

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    64-bit Windows 10

    References for Windows 8.1 update 2 found in Windows 10


    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they would be shifting to monthly updates for Windows. While this move made sense, considering the new rapid release cycle, the company also shot down the rumors of Windows 8.1 'update 2'.

    The confusion around the name of Windows Threshold was linked to the fact that those with inside sources, like Neowin, were hearing that the next major update to Windows would be called 8.1 update 2 or Windows 9. Because of this, we kept calling the next major update Windows Threshold, and not 9 or 8.1 update 2 as the signals were confusing. Now that Windows 10 is out, we have a much better understanding of the picture.

    Windows 8.1 update 2 did exist, at least, internally at Microsoft. As you can see in the image above, there is a clear reference to the unreleased update that we likely now call Windows 10. This indicates that, at some point, Microsoft planned to deliver the Start menu to Windows 8 via update 2 but changed their minds and instead decided to include the menu in a brand new OS: Windows 10.
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    Wds 8.1 x 64Bit


    As i heard that wds 8.1 can be upgraded to wds 9 for free ... now wds 9 won't be out ... !!

    What happens to wds 8.1 free upgade ...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhp View Post
    As i heard that wds 8.1 can be upgraded to wds 9 for free ... now wds 9 won't be out ... !!

    What happens to wds 8.1 free upgade ...?
    "Who cares?" says Microsoft. Why worry about the users? They are there to give us $$$. They can fend for themselves - lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    "Who cares?" says Microsoft. Why worry about the users? They are there to give us $$$. They can fend for themselves - lol!
    People like us are not really Microsoft's customers. They're happy to sell to us, but would barely notice if we didn't buy retail copies of Windows. Fortune 500 companies are Microsoft's customers. Large government agencies are Microsoft's customers. Places that will buy site licenses for their software, and not just Windows, but Exchange Server, SQL Server, etc.
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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhp View Post
    As i heard that wds 8.1 can be upgraded to wds 9 for free ... now wds 9 won't be out ... !!

    What happens to wds 8.1 free upgade ...?
    This was announced my Microsoft? I don't think so.
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    And there is nothing Microsoft can do to please those who hate them so why worry.
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