Users who havent installed the first major update to Windows 8.1 now have an additional 30 days to do so, or they will no longer receive updates for the operating system.
When Microsoft released Windows 8.1s first major update, the company said it would be required to continue receiving updates for the operating system, giving users until May 13 to install it. Now consumers have until June 10 to install the update and continue receiving support for Microsofts flagship OS. A post on the official Windows blog states that the extension was made to give users adequate time to install the update to "ensure their safety." The blog post doesnt note any changes to enterprise requirements for the update, meaning theyre still required to install it by Aug. 12.
Users who have automatic updates turned on likely already have the update, and if they dont, the update will install itself via Windows Update. Users who dont have automatic updates turned on can install the new version of Windows 8.1 manually.
Those who dont install the update will run the risk of exposing themselves to security issues, as Microsoft will no longer provide updates of any sort, including security improvements, to earlier versions of Windows 8.1 after June 10.