Windows 8.1 Update 1 released, now available for download

As we bid farewell to Windows XP, Microsoft has released a rather significant update to Windows 8.1. Sure the features may not be revolutionary, but for those of you who use a keyboard and mouse, the update is a big boost to functionality for the platform.

The update is available now via Windows update and if you are wondering what all is new, make sure to check out our guide that goes over all of the features included in this release.

If you are curious about what will be coming in the next Windows 8.1 update, you can check out more information about the new Start menu here.

If you have any questions about the update, make sure to head into our forums and ask your questions here.

Packaged Files (spotted by Winbeta) for easy instillation or you can grab the individual files from below:

Windows 8.1 Update for x86 (KB2919355) 

Windows 8.1 Update for x64 (KB2919355)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355)

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update x86:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only)

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update x64:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only)

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update ARM:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439

​It should start to appear on Windows Update at around 10AM PST.

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Version: 2919355

Publication date :2014-04-07


Filename:


Windows8.1-KB2919355-x86.msu 319.0 MB

Windows8.1-KB2932046-x86.msu 25.2 MB

Windows8.1-KB2934018-x86.msu 71.9 MB

Windows8.1-KB2937592-x86.msu 303 KB

Windows8.1-KB2938439-x86.msu 10.0 MB


http://www.microsoft.com/sv-se...nload/details.aspx?id=42327

Compare the sizes how can there be such a big difference?


http://www.microsoft.com/sv-se...nload/details.aspx?id=42335
version:


Version: 2919355

Publication date :2014-04-07


Filename:

File Size:

Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu 690.8 MB

Windows8.1-KB2932046-x64.msu 48.0 MB

Windows8.1-KB2934018-x64.msu 126.4 MB

Windows8.1-KB2937592-x64.msu 303 KB

Windows8.1-KB2938439-x64.msu 19.6 MB

I downloaded last night to my both tablets. Had no problem. Restarted and I am back. How do I tell it is installed?

I see no version number. I do see a metro app pinned to the taskbar. I dont see the x inside a metro app, etc. How do I enable that.

I had installed it from the direct from MS downloads the second time neowin put them up after MS re-enabled downloading about 2 weeks ago, but today it's offering a new
KB2919355 to me that is only 120mb.

updated, now got a weird bug..after a restart, when opening any folder..my desktop will freeze for like 15 second. its getting annoying :(

Just updated to Win8.1 Update 1. Massive WTF 2GB+ update including Office, IE etc. (x64) on my already up to date machine. A few changes, but nothing earth shattering so far. Still fiddling around to find out what all that hype was about!

KB2919355, KB2942844, 2933809 and KB2939087 are the only three relevant updates for my Windows 8.1 Pro (WMC) x64 machine.

Edited by Oni Ray, Apr 9 2014, 7:33am :

i installed all the updates through windows update i restart my computer an an it gets past the windows logo then it's just a black screen with a mouse :(

any idea how to fix this?

by any chance, are u also updating your graphic driver? this may happen if you update intel graphic and nvidia graphic at the same time..what i do to fix this is go into safe mode and disable nvidia driver then restart, then proceed with reinstall the latest nvidia driver.

Mary Jo Foley said in an article that Microsoft officials gave an update that said Windows 8 PC's (w/o the .1 update) can update to this. Does this mean I don't have to install KB2919442 anymore?

I watched your videos without sound... and I have no idea what you think is a bug. I didn't see anything unusual in either of them. Perhaps you should actually SAY what you think is wrong?

By the way; if you haven't installed 8.1 yet, and you get 8.1 through Windows Store right now, it will have Update 1 included out of the box.

Microsoft actually making sense for once? Holy smokes...

Microsoft needs to make this stuff easier. In particular, when they come out with Windows 9 next year... they need to ensure that Windows 7 users can upgrade without having to reinstall all their desktop apps. And any user of Windows 7 or Windows 8 should be able to upgrade for a very small fee... $39 max. And they need to do a ton of testing to make it work flawlessly on as much hardware and as many different configurations as possible.

They need to remove all the impediments and pain points to get people to upgrade.

pmbAustin said,
Microsoft needs to make this stuff easier. In particular, when they come out with Windows 9 next year... they need to ensure that Windows 7 users can upgrade without having to reinstall all their desktop apps. And any user of Windows 7 or Windows 8 should be able to upgrade for a very small fee... $39 max. And they need to do a ton of testing to make it work flawlessly on as much hardware and as many different configurations as possible.

They need to remove all the impediments and pain points to get people to upgrade.

They explained all this in Build 2014.

I'm not aware of any information presented that nailed down any of the details I talked about above. Care to share what you think you heard?

I am quite surprised that with a 880 meg update that what has changed seems to be minimal. To me, the cosmetic changes are meaningless on both the touch screen and or non-touch screen.

There must be more that MS changed? Anyone know......

They fixed double-tap and drag in this Windows 8.1 Update 1 ??? I just happened to try and it worked, so awesome...

TsMkLg068426 said,
Where is the classic Start Menu that Windows 8.1 update 1 suppose to have? Typical Microsoft everything has to be hidden grrr.

It's not in this update.

It isn't with this update, which has been plastered everywhere. The only 'typical' thing is you're another agitated user who doesn't read things thoroughly before posting your ridiculous anger.

devHead said,
It isn't with this update, which has been plastered everywhere. The only 'typical' thing is you're another agitated user who doesn't read things thoroughly before posting your ridiculous anger.


I sound agitated? Please re-read my comment and slowly and than read yours than tell me who is agitated. Nice play.

Have the Enterprise images been updated on Technet with Update 1, or are they still 8.1 and then use MSU to upgrade them that way?

warwagon said,
Just checked my windows updates it showed up as an optional update not checked by default.

Same here. Windows 8.1 Pro in VMware Fusion.

Came through Windows Update for me, after I'd checked for it.
There were a few other updates too, so I just 'went with the flow' , seemed a prior update needed a restart, that might have been a per-requisite for the main one, can't say for sure!
All looking good now!

Well this update is just peachy. The Help & Tips app hasn't been updated to coincide with this release. So if you have a keyboard & mouse setup on a PC, you'll get instructions on how to close and app by grabbing on the top edge with the hand icon that doesn't exist anymore. Cute. I'm sure no one will get confused with this update. /sarcasm

#Michael said,
Where does one find the option to change booting into windows to the desktop rather than the modern desktop?

Right click on the taskbar, click Properties, goto the Navigation tab, under Start Screen check the first two options.

TsMkLg068426 said,
Strange after updating I seem to not have this option how come?

Its now called "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of the Start."

Loved the 8.1 update (except the start menu). Update 1 looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 for dummies.

I need an option to remove that search and power icon from the start screen!

Blueclub said,
Loved the 8.1 update (except the start menu). Update 1 looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 for dummies.

I need an option to remove that search and power icon from the start screen!

You can remove the power icon from registry.

so is this update the one with the new start menu or the next? if it is this one how do you get the start menu?

oh mannnnn i didnt sleep well last night due to this.

BTW i have not been on neowin in years!!!! (1st site ever on my daily when i was on windows)

I clicked on check for updates again and its show a 2mb update was like yayaya could this be the start menu!!! ahhhh noooo :( again

Yay finally showed up in my Windows Update... downloading now... it's going slower than usual server must be backed up.

Same here. At last. Between this and my BT router dropping 2.4GHz-connected devices off the internet, I very nearly smashed up the place LOL

"It does NOT include the Start menu that you may have seen/heard about at the recent Build conference. That is some exciting near-future stuff, which demonstrates our on-going commitment to deliver on customer feedback (such as your comments on this very blog)"

Well, i dont care about, but, most users do. So, they really NOT demonstrates commitment at customer feedback, since launch of Win 8 users ask for this.

Did update, and new features aren't really exciting for me.

You're completely clueless. They have demonstrated that they're working on a Start menu, so I'd say they ARE demonstrating commitment to follow customer feedback.

testman said,
You're completely clueless. They have demonstrated that they're working on a Start menu, so I'd say they ARE demonstrating commitment to follow customer feedback.

I understand, however, they could did this long time ago.

gicapp said,
I understand, however, they could did this long time ago.

They could have... but why release a half-ass version, when they can release a flaw-free version? You have to remember millions of people use Windows, and they have to do thorough testing in various scenarios. The fact that they showed it to us means it's coming soon thanks to this faster release cycle.

8.1 also allows the taskbar to appear when you're in a metro app and move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, correct?

I have a Surface 2 but I'm not seeing that feature.

You can enable or disable it in taskbar options "Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar". It will show when you are switching apps from the taskbar, while keeping your mouse at the bottom. Or by pressing Windows key + T.

wingliston said,
You can enable or disable it in taskbar options "Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar". It will show when you are switching apps from the taskbar, while keeping your mouse at the bottom. Or by pressing Windows key + T.

Yes!!!

if i install these updates on windows 8.0 will it be automatically updated to win8.1 update1 or do i need to update to 8.1 first to use these ?

Yea, had the 5 updates but not THE Update (thanks for clear and consistent naming conventions, Microsoft). Windows still calls it SkyDrive, so I guess... wait longer?

Umm... when you check for updates it clearly says what the updates are. Also, it changes it to OneDrive in the new update, and also you'll know you have it once you see the 'power' and 'search' icons beside your Account picture in the top right.

Well, obviously, since it isn't displaying OneDrive, it clearly wasn't a properly explained update, now is it? That was kinda my point.

It also didn't download anywhere near the package sizes above.

it is only minor updates you got it is not the update 1 your waiting for it will be available later today it will be posted on windows update. You only got the flash , defender and some ie11 update thats why it is 39meg

I just downloaded 1.2gb of updates. 25 of them to be exact. Mostly for Office 2013 products. NONE of them were the Windows Update 1 updates. Sheeeesh.

Security updates or Windows 8.1 Update 1? I think almost everyone is getting bunch of security updates before Windows 8.1 Update 1 no one has yet seen it through Windows Update and I scanned it again nothing.

These Updates must be installed in the following order :

(1) KB2919442
(2) KB2919355
(3) KB2932046
(4) KB2937592
(5) KB2938439
(6) KB2934018

The Build Number 9600 remains the same, It's only the Service Pack Build Changes 17041
The Full Build Number will be 9600.17041.x86fre.winblue_gdr.140305-1710

Those who had installed previous leaked Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 and Now Installed the Officially released Updates won't see any major Visual changes. it's only the internal assembly and kernel files have been changed.

To know what's the difference b/w Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1, check this below link

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ask...and-other-enhancements.aspx

MSMG said,
These Updates must be installed in the following order :

(1) KB2919442
(2) KB2919355
(3) KB2932046
(4) KB2937592
(5) KB2938439
(6) KB2934018

The Build Number 9600 remains the same, It's only the Service Pack Build Changes 17041
The Full Build Number will be 9600.17041.x86fre.winblue_gdr.140305-1710

Those who had installed previous leaked Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 and Now Installed the Officially released Updates won't see any major Visual changes. it's only the internal assembly and kernel files have been changed.

To know what's the difference b/w Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1, check this below link

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ask...and-other-enhancements.aspx

Thank you for the information, you're a gentleman and a scholar.

First Install the pre-requisite KB2919442 and reboot and check for Windows Update, Then all other updates will be visible.

Note : Installing Windows 8.1 Update 1 is sufficient as it contains all previous released updates released so far since Windows 8.1

1:00 p.m. Eastern and just like that 16 updates just popped up.

Mind you, I also updated early a few weeks back, so hopefully these additional updates provide some missing features.

Yes, and if you look around you'll find the sequence mentioned on numerous sites. However if you just use Windows Update it'll do whatever's required without you needing to worry.

Is the update going to come through Windows Update or the Store like last time? I did not see it anywhere I can only assume this will not be really ready until tomorrow.

its weird here. I installed the update and now IE11 will not even load. I click the icon it lights up and nothing. I rolled windows back to before the patch and IE 11 works fine again. /sigh nothing can just work.

Same problem here. I guess there are members on here who would say that anything that disables IE is good and therefore is an upgrade meaning that this patch works correctly!

Ive installed the x64 updates including the one ending in 018....

The main change I've found is that Internet Explorer doesn't work anymore.

When you run the Metro version it just opens a black screen with a new bar at the top, then minimises itself to the start bar.

My start bar icon now does nothing!

Did you do so via WU? I went down that route instead of manual download and install and it works fine on all my systems.

My installation of the update fails. I installed the 19442 a while ago, but never could get the 707 MB update to install. Anyone else have this problem?

Updated ISOs have been available via MSDN and TechNet for a few days now. I'm guessing if you using the Win8 updater to download the OS and update from an older version you'll end up with 8.1 Update 1 directly now.

Oddly enough, I downloaded and installed Windows 8 Update from the ISO (x64), doing a full reformat and clean install, and KB2919355 was still offered as an update in Windows Update, although the size of the KB2919355 was 126 MB instead of 690 MB. So it does appear like the Windows 8.1 Update ISO does not contain all the updates, or so it seems.

check your windows build... i am still showing windows 8.1 build #, if i try to restart update files, i am getting message that all updates are already installed, but i dont see any changes

Gotenks98 said,
installed but still don't see any real difference aside from the power button and magnifying glass.

Great, those are two things I'd rather not see at all. This may be an update I'll skip, I don't see why I need those things on my Start Screen.

These Updates must be installed in the following order :

(1) KB2919442
(2) KB2919355
(3) KB2932046
(4) KB2937592
(5) KB2938439
(6) KB2934018

The Build Number 9600 remains the same, It's only the Service Pack Build Changes 17041
The Full Build Number will be 9600.17041.x86fre.winblue_gdr.140305-1710

Those who had installed previous leaked Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 and Now Installed the Officially released Updates won't see any major Visual changes. it's only the internal assembly and kernel files have been changed.

To know what's the difference b/w Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1, check this link

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ask...and-other-enhancements.aspx

Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 is Officially released today and the updates are changed again, here is the list of updates present :

KB2919442
KB2919355
KB2932046
KB2934018
KB2937592
KB2938439

Changes : KB2949621 and KB2939471 are superseded by KB2934018


Download Links for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 Pre-requisite Package (KB2919442) :

x86 : http://download.windowsupdate....c64b8096327375a35f5d211.msu

x64 : http://download.windowsupdate....163095c4cb05e1b9f6986e0.msu

Download Links for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Update 1 Package (KB2919355) :

x86 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us...nload/details.aspx?id=42327
x64 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us...nload/details.aspx?id=42335

Thank you so much for this. This is exactly what I am looking for. Now I just need to know where the updated ADK is so I can create new media.

so is this just an icon or actual start menu like on windows 7? The reason I havent switched to Windows 8, is I hate the full screen menu and also the lack of stock video codecs as well as the ugly theme. If I wanted a plain blue frame I would have stuck with basic. Bring back Aero!!!!!

Soldiers33 said,
so is this just an icon or actual start menu like on windows 7? The reason I havent switched to Windows 8, is I hate the full screen menu and also the lack of stock video codecs as well as the ugly theme. If I wanted a plain blue frame I would have stuck with basic. Bring back Aero!!!!!
Aero is still there!!!!

Soldiers33 said,
so is this just an icon or actual start menu like on windows 7? The reason I havent switched to Windows 8, is I hate the full screen menu and also the lack of stock video codecs as well as the ugly theme. If I wanted a plain blue frame I would have stuck with basic. Bring back Aero!!!!!

Stock video codecs? What are you talking about?

elenarie said,

Stock video codecs? What are you talking about?


With windows 7 I dont need to install divx or a dvd player, everything plays straight away on windows 8, I cant even watch a dvd without having to install a third party application, and to watch avi videos need to install divx codec.

This will go live at 12:00pm on the DOT Central Standard Time.

It's funny i've checked for updates 5 seconds before and nothing, then at 12:00pm BOOM!

Can I update right from vanilla Windows 8? If I do not have 8.1 installed will this update even show up in Windows Update?

este said,
Can I update right from vanilla Windows 8? If I do not have 8.1 installed will this update even show up in Windows Update?
No, Windows 8.1 is a whole new OS than Windows 8.0. You have to either do the store update first or reinstall as 8.1. My hope is that they will update the store to do this so it has all the updates in it.

este said,
Can I update right from vanilla Windows 8? If I do not have 8.1 installed will this update even show up in Windows Update?

I had a pleasant surprise today. I set up a client's new laptop and had to install 8.1 from the store. After it completed, to my surprise, I had Update 1. Only about 5 Windows Updates after that, none of which was 8.1 Update 1. Was very pleased at the time savings!

It's weird...I have a surface pro and got the 8.1 update 1 showing in windows update. But it was only 10MB. After it was done updating I don't see any of the new features.

Nothing coming up on my WSUS server after a manual sync.
I wonder what category these come under? Will try again later

How come KB2949621-v2 is for Windows Server 2012 R2 only? I installed it on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 a few days ago and there were no compatibility warnings. O_o

It doesn't need to be "incompatible". It may have updated something that your 8.1 had no need for. Just an unnecessary amount of bits to put in your pc, shouldn't cause any problem other than wasted HDD space.

If it was Windows 2012 R2 only then it would have told you that the update isn't applicable to your computer.

Is there a page that has all the stuff on one page as one download? I remember reading something that there would be one kb that had all the other ones in it. This is too much to have to restart like 5 times.

Can't get the big update installed on my European x64 system, all other updates work, guess I'll wait a little longer, super curious to try it out.

That's a real pity, I would have found that very useful ...
strange as I can't imagine it would've been that much trouble to provide an option/control for it.

ammo said,
I can't imagine it would've been that much trouble to provide an option/control for it.
As it stands now the taskbar overlapping bottom bars of Metro apps wouldn't be ideal. Anyway as soon as the next update adds the ability to run Metro apps in a window this will cease to be a problem.

I updated a few weeks ago during the leak. Did a "Check for Updates" just now and didn't find anything new. I'm still not entirely sure I have the final build. I may re-download using the above links just to be safe.

cyborgs said,
Is it the same as the leaked updates before?

All except KB2949621-v2

That one is a Version 2 as you can see from the file name.

Regrettably, too little too late for mouse/keyboard users on laptops/desktops which are not touch-centric. The native UI is still too mobile oriented. Patches upon patches is never structurally sound. Maybe Windows-9 will get it right.

TsarNikky said,
Regrettably, too little too late for mouse/keyboard users on laptops/desktops which are not touch-centric. The native UI is still too mobile oriented. Patches upon patches is never structurally sound. Maybe Windows-9 will get it right.

Sigh. There's always one (or two).

Meanwhile, those of us with open minds have seen our productivity and enjoyment increase on our non-touch-centric devices.

Forjo said,

Sigh. There's always one (or two).

Meanwhile, those of us with open minds have seen our productivity and enjoyment increase on our non-touch-centric devices.

How has it increased your productivity from 7?

TsarNikky said,
Regrettably, too little too late for mouse/keyboard users on laptops/desktops which are not touch-centric. The native UI is still too mobile oriented. Patches upon patches is never structurally sound. Maybe Windows-9 will get it right.

Update 2 will bring back the start menu, which looks like to be at the end of the year possibly. I think Windows 9 will be late next year.

adrynalyne said,

How has it increased your productivity from 7?

Live tiles save me time. I don't have to open programs or supported websites to see if anything is new. News aggregator apps are faster than browsing the multiple websites I used to browse. Switching between full-screen versions of IE, remote desktop, and certain other apps is faster than resizing and moving windows around.

Not to mention the faster startup and speed of getting into apps that I don't need to close. Watching Netflix is easier, starting a radio station is faster, remoting into clients is faster. I could go on and on at the little things here and there that are better.

If you actually go all-in and forget about old paradigms it's legitimately faster and easier in many ways. And for those way's it isn't -- the old way is still supported.

TsarNikky said,
Regrettably, too little too late for mouse/keyboard users on laptops/desktops which are not touch-centric. The native UI is still too mobile oriented. Patches upon patches is never structurally sound. Maybe Windows-9 will get it right.

Does the Tsar have a large mirror alongside his desk so he can see what Overblown Portentousness looks like in action?

adrynalyne said,

How has it increased your productivity from 7?

Here's how it helps me:
Faster boot
Better overall system performance
Easier, more recognizable visual cues (Metro design language)
Better multiple monitor support
Improved task manager
Live tiles / information at a glance
Integrated cloud storage
Automatic syncing across devices
Notifications

Things that need/needed attention:
Start menu on desktop
App switching between desktop/Metro

Multitasking is worse than a lie. Anyone who claims having a bunch of windows open on their screen is actually productive, that they are "multitasking" is full of it. You SWITCH task. You may be able to switch task quickly, but it is undeniably switch-tasking. As for me, I no longer use the desktop as my primary work area. I have one or two apps actually on screen (usually spread across two monitors). Anything else I actually need to have running is quickly and easily pulled from the left (not really any different than the archaic task bar). The live tiles are, for the most part, VERY under-utilized in Windows 8 since devs have yet to fully exploit what they can do. And, frankly, Microsoft has not fully exploited them either. It is definitely better if a live tile feeds me the typical information that I'd be glancing at an old-school window on the desktop for. As for the preposterous premise that "not closing applications that you don't use and wasting memory is you preferable solution" completely ignores how Windows 8 handles apps. It's the DESKTOP programs that are still ridiculous system hogs. The problem here is that, for the most part, so-called power users have refused to adopt and adapt and, as a result PUSH Microsoft to better exploit where Windows is going. Instead, they go running back to their beloved desktop and insist on puking it all over the Metro side. So, contrary to Paul Thurrott's opinion, Windows 8.1.1 IS a retreat.

Robert Wade said,
As for the preposterous premise that "not closing applications that you don't use and wasting memory is you preferable solution" completely ignores how Windows 8 handles apps. It's the DESKTOP programs that are still ridiculous system hogs. The problem here is that, for the most part, so-called power users have refused to adopt and adapt and, as a result PUSH Microsoft to better exploit where Windows is going. Instead, they go running back to their beloved desktop and insist on puking it all over the Metro side. So, contrary to Paul Thurrott's opinion, Windows 8.1.1 IS a retreat.

Have you got a link or something to a TechNet article that will explain to me how Windows 8 makes better use of memory for Metro / Modern based applications, rather than Desktop ones?

I'm curious because I've found using Windows 8.1 myself (where I have zero Metro / Modern apps), if I do actually open a Metro / Modern application then close it, it remains as an active process, consuming memory in task manager. But if I close a desktop application it does indeed close.

I'm willing to accept that it may be doing something smart that I'm not aware of (hence my question about a technet article) in terms of how it backgrounds applications and frees up memory (but maybe presents something different in task manager) - but on the surface, that doesn't appear to be the case. And I'm not sure how actually keeping all these applications running and in the background even after you've closed them makes more sense other than just to make them launch a bit quicker - which really is a non issue on fast machines with SSD's, etc.

Chicane-UK said,

Have you got a link or something to a TechNet article that will explain to me how Windows 8 makes better use of memory for Metro / Modern based applications, rather than Desktop ones?

I'm curious because I've found using Windows 8.1 myself (where I have zero Metro / Modern apps), if I do actually open a Metro / Modern application then close it, it remains as an active process, consuming memory in task manager. But if I close a desktop application it does indeed close.

I'm willing to accept that it may be doing something smart that I'm not aware of (hence my question about a technet article) in terms of how it backgrounds applications and frees up memory (but maybe presents something different in task manager) - but on the surface, that doesn't appear to be the case. And I'm not sure how actually keeping all these applications running and in the background even after you've closed them makes more sense other than just to make them launch a bit quicker - which really is a non issue on fast machines with SSD's, etc.

When memory is needed and there is a suspended modern app it is freed unless it has a background task associated with it.

There is nothing in Multi Tasking that says you are doing everything at once. Multi simply means that you have many things going. So yes we all multitask, not many have only one thing going on.

Chicane-UK said,

Perfect - looks a good read :) Thank-you.

You have restored my faith in humanity. Actually reading something posted as an answer to a request without flaming and hopefully starting a genuine debate.

Thank you kind sir :)

ThisIsStockerHD said,

You have restored my faith in humanity. Actually reading something posted as an answer to a request without flaming and hopefully starting a genuine debate.

Thank you kind sir :)

To be honest, that was the first thing I thought after reading Chicane-UK's response, well done.

TsarNikky said,
Regrettably, too little too late for mouse/keyboard users on laptops/desktops which are not touch-centric. The native UI is still too mobile oriented. Patches upon patches is never structurally sound. Maybe Windows-9 will get it right.

New changes

Tablet
Boots to Start Screen
Closing App takes user to the previously used App.
Pictures, Music and Video files open with Modern App

Non-tablet
Boots to Desktop
Closing App takes user to the previously used App.
After closing all Apps the user ends in the Desktop
Pictures, Music and Video files open with Desktop applications

We had that debate in the news section a few weeks ago. I think 8.1.1 is the correct name but I guess its to avoid confusing customers who may not be used to such a labelling strategy.

ramesees said,
We had that debate in the news section a few weeks ago. I think 8.1.1 is the correct name but I guess its to avoid confusing customers who may not be used to such a labelling strategy.

Microsoft probably wants to adjust the labeling well before they'd have to use "Windows 9.1.1."

You know Apple would have a field day with that!

wernercd said,
Why not just call it "Windows 8.1.1" instead of "With Update!"

Marketing most likely. Microsoft is selling ''Windows 8.1'' in stores. When people comment on how they heared bad things about Windows 8 then sales can say 'that was 8, this is the new and improved 8.1'. You dont want to further complicate it by creating 8.1.1. Would make people wonder what they're getting if they purchase Windows 8 devices and whether they should wait for another update.

By that logic why hasn't the national emergency number changed from 911? Or does that have a special case that it existed before September 11 2001 ? What does a hotel do if it has room number 11 on the 9th floor ?

Context is key in all situations and if a different company or the media would sensationalise or run Microsoft down for having a product number of 9.1.1 then that's abhorrent.

I was referring to the emergency number - "Windows 9.1.1 - so you know what to call when Windows breaks on you!".

It'd be the next evolution of the "PC vs. Mac" ads.

DConnell said,
Windows 8.1 Update 1 Revision C Tweak 37 Tinkering 42 . . .

You have gotten better at windows naming(100)

Jeroen S. said,
Really? It's 2014 and we call an update of (only) 690 MB for a major OS huge? It's for PC, not a mobile phone ;)
it's bearable on fibre connection but I'm on 10mb package still and that size takes about 20 minutes. Not too bad but not fast

zikalify said,
it's bearable on fibre connection but I'm on 10mb package still and that size takes about 20 minutes. Not too bad but not fast

20 minutes isn't that bad imo. I think that's rather normal to be honest! :)

zikalify said,
it's bearable on fibre connection but I'm on 10mb package still and that size takes about 20 minutes. Not too bad but not fast

It's not like you actually have to sit there and watch it... or even stop what you're doing.

pratnala said,
690 MB? That's huge

it's a cumulative update. It contains all the security and stability updates released since win8.1 was RTMed.

basically, it's a service pack.

pratnala said,
690 MB? That's huge

That's just the maximum download size (just like for service packs), the downloaded data will be likely much less.

Jeroen S. said,
Really? It's 2014 and we call an update of (only) 690 MB for a major OS huge? It's for PC, not a mobile phone ;)

I am India on a 2 mbps connection. So yes, huge for us in third world countries.

I have to wait till tomorrow morning so that I can update in our college's superfast connection (10-15 mbps). That should be better

pratnala said,
I am India on a 2 mbps connection. So yes, huge for us in third world countries.
Big deal. 690MB will take you less than an hour at 2mpbs. People there are pirating movies much larger than that and not complaining.

True, but still, come on. 690MB was the typical AVI size years ago (remember aXXo?), and now most people don't even bother with such small sizes. 690MB (and even less in cases depending on what WU downloads for your system) is not big nowadays. IIRC the KitKat update on the S4 was around the same size and I didn't see many complaints then.

pratnala said,

I am India on a 2 mbps connection. So yes, huge for us in third world countries.

I have to wait till tomorrow morning so that I can update in our college's superfast connection (10-15 mbps). That should be better


Which part of India are you? I am getting 10 Mbps unlimited here for Rs. 1750 ($30/month).

pratnala said,
Wtf. I am in Mumbai. 1000 rs 2 mbps 10 gb. beyond 10gb, 512 kbps. Hail MTNL -.-

I am on MTNL too. Go to mtnlmumbai.in and look for VDSL or FTTH plans. If everything fails, you can opt for 8 Mbps ADSL.

Good luck.