Windows 8.1 Update 2 references found in Windows 10 Technical Preview
References to a now cancelled "Windows 8.1 Update 2" release have now been found inside the code for the Windows 10 Technical Preview that was launched earlier this week by Microsoft.
Microsoft had launched Windows 8.1 Update 1 in the spring of 2014 that added some improvements for using the Modern UI interface with a mouse and keyboard. In August, it issued a small update for the OS that added a few new features but the company said, " . . . despite rumors and speculation, we are not planning to deliver a Windows 8.1 'Update 2.'"
Now a screenshot from the preview build of Windows 10 that clearly shows a reference to Windows 8.1 Update 2 has been found by noted Windows watcher "FaiKee" on his Twitter account. Exactly what Microsoft would have put into Update 2 will have to remain as pure speculation. However, the company did announce at BUILD 2014 in April they planned to offer a Start menu to Windows 8.1 owners "as an update". It's possible the company decided to change their minds and put that long requested feature in Windows 10, rather than in an update to their current OS.
Do you think Microsoft should have added a Start menu to Windows 8.1 or did they make the right decision to add that feature as part of Windows 10?
Source: Faikee on Twitter via Neowin
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I have noted on my windows 8 an option to access files easier on right size after apps.
Have anybody else noted the option too?
U can get back the start screen, the start menu is like the start screen, task view is almost like the multi window view, the charms is missing which everyone (almost) demanded and the apps open on desktop but can still be made full-screen just by two clicks/taps. T Sent from somewhere. Don't worry I ain't illegal.