Windows 8.1 Spring Update now rolling out globally
Today, Microsoft has kicked off the release of Windows 8.1 Update 1, the highly anticipated release for the desktop operating system and RT devices like the Surface 2. What makes this update special to consumers is the vast array of improvements implemented for mouse and keyboard users.
Windows 8 was a major step forward for touch, introducing numerous Windows-based tablets, but it’s time the classic peripheral setup received some much needed attention. If you're rocking Windows 8 and/or Windows 8.1, be sure to check the store and/or system updates to see if it’s available in your region.
Do you require some a refresher as to what's new in this version of Windows 8.1? Check the below video or this blog post from Microsoft:
As noted above, the release isn't available everywhere just yet (we weren't able to locate it here in the UK), so be patient and let us know in the comments if you have received Update 1 already.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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Edit: Just wanted to add that Office also updated on RT
Edit 2: Just installed. Mouse controls are definitely better. Touch stays unaffected but responsive on Surface RT.
Edit 3: Has anyone noticed changing icons in taskbar depending on which folder or page you are on in an app? Example would be clicking different folders and drives in Explorer changes the icon in the taskbar. It's like a quick "Glance Tile/icon".
Nothing like a sure thing.
I won't have any time to test for few hours more.
Edit: Wow, after 1h 30min, the Update is in the Windows Update~ Can't beleive it. ^^
also waiting for whatsapp update..
bbm is now in testing phase
Can't stand that app title bar on metro apps. Can't turn it off
Also, the program name should always be on the left and not on the centre of screen (Win95 to Windows7).
3.1 and earlier had it central.
Windows looks classier with the title on the left...
No update to the desktop icons.... START WORKING ON NEW 'WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.........
I paid for it ...
But I couldn't see start menu option.HOw do I get it ?
Do I hv to check or uncheck some option