Windows 8.1

A feature-packed free update for Windows 8

  • Version:

    6.3.9600.16384

  • Works under:

    Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Program by:

    Microsoft

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Windows 8.1 is the latest option in personal computing for home and business use. It adds to the already-powerful features that make Windows 8 one of the top operating systems. Users who are already on Windows 8 can effortlessly upgrade without having to make any additional drastic changes.

One of the advantages of upgrading to this version of Windows is the familiarity. You'll have access to the same desktop you've always used, with the same familiar icons. The Start screen is easy to customize with all the apps and updated news that you rely upon. Apps that are available include Skype and Netflix.

Microsoft Office, sold separately, works easily with Windows 8.1. It is easy to use a keyboard, touchscreen or even pen to work on documents. Hybrid laptop/tablet users will find this feature especially helpful.

A new feature is the ability to easily switch between touchscreens and conventional keyboards and mice. All of the previous hassles associated with switching input devices are over with. In addition to switching input devices, it is also easier to switch back and forth between apps. Keep as many as three apps open at once without any difficulties.

No matter whether it is used for work or play, Windows 8.1 fully delivers on everything. Anyone who has wondered if the time is right to upgrade will find that it's probably a good idea. Greater productivity is just one of the many advantages to take advantage of.

Pros:

  • Easy upgrade for Windows 8 users
  • Excellent selection of apps available
  • Greater access to apps and info in the cloud

Cons:

  • Direct upgrades from Vista or 7 aren't possible.
  • Some non-Windows apps might not be available.
  • Users might have security concerns about cloud-based applications.

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