Update to Win8 that fixes code errors
Windows 8.1 is the predecessor of Windows 10, but the software has now become one of the most freely downloadable defaults for the Microsoft operating system. Windows 8.1 takes everything that was wrong with Windows 8 and cuts it out. Meanwhile, it takes everything Windows 8 did right and improves it.
Whether you're surfing your updates on Facebook or looking at the the full-featured mail app with a more modern Outlook, everything on Windows 8.1 looks better than ever before. In fact, you have the most modern version of Internet Explorer 11, and you have a new Windows Scan app, where you will have access to all the best access that was teased back in 2013. Unfortunately, we're still left waiting for the touch version of the Office app, but that's how it goes within the "Continuous development" world of Microsoft.
With the latest system, we have seen how SkyDrive has been built to sync with the files of both Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1. You can choose the setting that you find the most preferable and look at the layout of the start screen and the desktop taskbar. We have found a lot more modern apps in Windows 8.1 than what we had in Windows 8, and you have more settings that you can change without the need to jump over to the desktop for the more advanced options because it works off how you position the modern apps on the screen.
If you have already downloaded Windows 8, then downloading Windows 8.1 will be fairly straightforward. It's the first app you see each time you have opened the Windows Store, and the installation is fairly quick and painless compared to the upgrade from 8.1 to Windows 10. For example, you won't have to reinstall all your desktop applications or the Windows Store apps after you have downloaded it. Everything remains in place, and all the files that you need the most will still be there.
If you decide to sign in with a different Microsoft account or one that you haven't used before, you may have to enter a code from either a text or email to confirm that the download has come from you. Luckily, you don't have to do any of this as a separate step, but if you have Windows 7 or one of the earlier versions, you will need to first install Windows 8 before you can upgrade, which can be a little obnoxious when you're trying to get to Windows 8.1.
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.