Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update videos help you discover all the new features

Tuesday's release of the Windows 8.1 Update by Microsoft represents the company's new mantra of "Get new and significant Windows updates out ASAP".  The changes are more than cosmetic and now Microsoft has not one but four new videos to walk and talk users through the new features.

The clips, posted on the Windows YouTube channel, starts with a tutorial centering on the desktop user interface. It shows how users can change settings so that their PC can boot directly to the desktop and how to quickly switch between it and the Start screen. It also shows how to pin and unpin Modern UI apps to the desktop taskbar.

The second video shows how Windows 8.1 Update handles the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings) features in the Modern UI.

The third clip gives a more overall look at how Windows 8.1 works on the Modern UI, including grouping Live tiles in the Start screen, using the separate Apps screen and how to use the Snap function for apps.

Finally, the fourth video shows how users can customize the Start screen, personalizing the lock screen and more. While many of these features shown in the videos should be familiar to current Windows 8 and 8.1 users, they do give a solid overall view of how the OS works for newcomers.

Source: Windows on YouTube

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