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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Rumored for March 11 Launch

by Todd Haselton | January 24, 2014January 24, 2014 11:00 am PST


The new user interface in Windows 8 turned enough folks off that Microsoft eventually published Windows 8.1 with a number of changes, including the option to boot directly to the desktop, and with a new start menu. Now, the company is reportedly well on its way to launching the first update to Windows 8.1, allegedly called Windows 8.1 Update 1.

According to ZDNET, the launch is currently scheduled for March 11, though that date could change at any time. The changes probably won’t be so visual, but will instead result in increased performance on lower end machines, specifically those with limitations on hard drive space and RAM. Apparently Microsoft’s intention is to help the operating system run better on “cheaper small tablets,” ZDNET said. Some leaks have also suggested Microsoft will enable the ability to pin tiles to your taskbar, though that seems pretty minor to us.

If you’ve found Windows 8.1 is sluggish on your machine, hopefully Microsoft’s update helps to smooth things over.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...