If you are regularly following this blog, you might be aware of the new Update 1 for Windows 8.1 operating system. We have told you in past that Microsoft is going to release first update for Windows 8.1 which can be considered as a service pack or a feature pack.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 will fix several issues present in Windows 8.1 operating system and will also bring many new features to the operating system such as new power options on Start Screen, ability to pin metro apps on Taskbar, titlebar in metro apps, context menus for Start Screen tiles, etc.
Basically this new Update 1 will try to make Windows 8.1 a perfect operating system for both Desktops as well as touch-enabled devices such as tablets.
Now Microsoft has officially released Update 1 for Windows 8.1 users which can be downloaded using Windows Update. Just launch Windows Update and check for new updates and you should get the new Update 1 listed there. Update 1 for Windows 8.1 will be shown as "KB2919355" and as an "Important - Security update" in Windows Update. If its not listed for you, wait for sometime and check again. Microsoft is rolling out the update for all users at the moment.
Please note that "KB2919442" is a pre-requisite update for Update 1 which means your Windows 8.1 computer must have KB2919442 update installed to able to receive Update 1 via Windows Update.
You can also download the update directly using following direct download links:
Please note that above mentioned links will download 5 updates to your system and you'll need to install them in following order:
KB2919442 (pre-requisite update/not included in the above pack)
Also note that this new Update 1 is mandatory/required for Windows 8.1 users which means if you don't install this update, you'll not be able to receive any future updates from Windows Update. So its a must have update for all Windows 8.1 users.
Also its a cumulative update which means it includes all previously released updates (security and non-security) for Windows 8.1 operating system.
Update 1 can be installed in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows RT 8.1 operating systems.
NOTE: If you are still using Windows 8, just launch Windows Store and update to Windows 8.1 as mentioned in this tutorial. It'll automatically upgrade your Windows 8 computer to Windows 8.1 with Update 1.
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