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windows 8.1 update features

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Windows 8

Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

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Microsoft reveals features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

The first update for Microsoft's latest mobile OS is already rolling out to developers. What new features will they find?

By August 6, 2014

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Windows 8.1 Update might change your mind about Windows 8

Testing the common-sense fixes Windows 8 should have had from the start.

By April 11, 2014

Editors' Take

Windows 8.1 Update

With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.

April 2, 2014

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Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.

By June 2, 2014

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Microsoft to release Windows 8.1 update on April 8

At its annual Build confab, Microsoft wants to make it clear that the update's mission is to welcome frustrated mouse and keyboard users back to Windows 8.1.

By April 2, 2014

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Eight tips to get you started with Windows Phone 8.1

These tips will help you discover new features in Microsoft's latest mobile operating system.

By May 21, 2014

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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
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How to prepare your Windows 8 PC for Windows 8.1

Taking a few moments to prepare your Windows 8 PC for Windows 8.1 will help ensure that you'll have a smooth update.

By October 16, 2013

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​Prepare your PC or tablet for Windows 8.1 Update 1

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the latest version of Windows.

By April 8, 2014

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 free to Windows 8 users, $119.99 and up for others

Those running Windows 8 will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).

By September 17, 2013