Microsoft has extended the deadline for installing Windows 8.1's first major update to June 10. Those who don't install the update will no longer receive any updates to Windows 8.1.
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In a newly obtained document that was sent out to OEMs, Microsoft is pushing vendors to bundle OneNote as part of the core set of apps for the platform.
A new version number for Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been discovered in a support page on Microsoft's website, suggesting that Update 1 still has not reached the RTS stage.
In our latest From The Forums feature, a Neowin member finds an option to activate the "old" right click menu on the Start screen in the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1.
When build 17031 was uploaded to Microsoft's Windows Update servers and people found a way to update through tweaking settings in the registry, Microsoft pulled it. It may have merely been a test.
The latest From The Forums feature shows how Neowin members who downloaded the leaked build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 feel about the changes that Microsoft has made to the OS.
If you are willing to make a few tweaks to your registry, you can get Windows 8.1 update 1 right now; by adding a value to your registry, this will give you access to download.
A new report claims that Windows 8.1 Update 1 may get the official title of "Windows Feature Pack" when it is released by Microsoft in early April, and that IE11 will get a version number of 11.0.7.
A screenshot of yet another pre-release build of Windows 8.1 Update 1, with the version number 17031, has been leaked to the Internet, which apparently fixes a minor issue with the OS.
Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8.1 update 1 in April but what should the company name this new update? Should they keep it subtle or should they give it a bigger name such as Windows 8.2?
Noted Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott is reporting, via unnamed sources, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be released April 8th with MSDN subscribers getting it April 2nd.
A new report claims that the recently leaked "Windows 8.1 with Bing" build could be an experiment by Microsoft into offering Windows for free with Bing incentives.
A new build of Windows 8.1 update 1 has leaked but this build includes the phrase ‘with Bing' that is a new arrival and could signal some changes coming to the platform.
The latest version of Windows 8.1 Update 1, with the build number 9600.17025, has found its way to Internet file locations, showing that the final version is getting closer to launch
According to a newly leaked screenshot, Windows 8.1 update 1 is now out in the wild and according to the leaker, the build has entered escrow and will hit RTM very soon.
More features have been discovered in the latest leaked build of Windows 8.1 Update 1, including jumplists for Modern apps, the taskbar now available for access at any time and more.
An MSU that will allow you to upgrade a copy of Windows 8.1 to the leaked version of the update 1 that will arrive this spring has been leaked and is now available for download.
A new build of Windows 8.1 update has found its way into the hands of some who are willing to leak screenshots and it looks like the build should leak fairly soon too.
An examination of the leaked build for Windows 8.1 Update 1 reveals a new Disk Space feature, located in PC Settings, with a UI that's made for touchscreen access.
A new report claims that Microsoft may wait until April to release Windows 8.1 Update 1, instead of the previously rumored March timeframe, although OEMs might get the update in early March.
The Update for Windows 8.1 scheduled to be released in March has finally made its way online thanks in part to a "European website" that has leaked it to the web.
A new report claims that Microsoft might not be planning to make Windows 8.1 Update 1 boot to the desktop by default after all, despite other rumors that this might be included.
A new report claims that the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 will default to the desktop user interface on startup rather than the Start screen-Modern user interface.
Microsoft's first significant update to Windows 8.1 is reportedly set for a March 11 release date. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to include the ability to pin Metro apps to the taskbar.