[Windows 8.1] What are the new features?

Last Update date : 2017.01.23

The Windows 8.1 update is is an operating system update and an enhancement of the current Windows 8 system. The update includes changes to the lock and start screen, the addition of the Start button, the ability to save direct on to the SkyDrive and enhancements to the apps.


On a retail or OEM-activated computer running any edition of Windows 8, you will be able to install this update via the Windows Store.


If you currently have Windows 7, Vista or XP you will not be able to install the update through the Windows Store, but will have to complete a fresh installation.


Key updates include:


• The Start button returns
• Boot to Desktop
• More Lock screen and Start screen options
• Refreshed Xbox Music
• Better search
• Snap Views and better multi-monitor
• Extensive SkyDrive integration




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