chrishoffman at March 10th, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/184152/screenshot-tour-whats-new-in-windows-8.1-update-1/
Windows 8.1 Update 1 offers some crucial improvements for mouse and keyboard users. Windows will now automatically detect whether your computer has a touch screen and do the right thing. It also provides better mouse and keyboard support in “Store apps.”
nsdcars5 at March 10th, 2014 07:04 — #2
Is it released? Where is it?
ringhalg at March 10th, 2014 07:52 — #3
Windows 8 is getting better and better.
I am still confused about the naming scheme. Why not just call it Windows 8.2?
@NSDCars5 From the article...
Microsoft’s latest free update for Windows 8 and will be available to everyone on April 8, 2014. As long as you’re running Windows 8.1, it will arrive via Windows Update like any other update for Windows 8.1.
akshay2000 at March 10th, 2014 08:23 — #4
On one hand, I'm happy that there are improvements. But on the other hand, the trolls are going to be all like "Make up your mind M$. Throwing random changes around!"
Also, I get the feeling that the update is totally making the store apps feel like desktop apps for mouse users. This will lead to visual inconsistencies.
straspey at March 10th, 2014 09:32 — #5
t11 at March 10th, 2014 10:44 — #6
oh how nice i like the start screen with my mouse and have gotten use to it know there going to boot me to the ugly desktop how nice of you MS, i hope i can change this behavior if not i'm going to be pissed.
gws1963 at March 10th, 2014 11:01 — #7
I guess you need to read the article again. Both options are available. If you don't have a Touchscreen, going to the desktop is enabled by default. You can change this if you like.
gws1963 at March 10th, 2014 11:02 — #8
I think 8.1.1 would work too. 8.2 would mean service pack 2
gws1963 at March 10th, 2014 11:02 — #9
Read the article... April 8, 2014 is the expected availability date.
wilsontp at March 10th, 2014 11:24 — #10
APRIL 8. Next month.
jb80120 at March 10th, 2014 12:14 — #11
It is interesting to watch a dominant company dying piece by piece. Microsoft made a big error with Windows 8, leaving the users to pay the price. Notice that this entire article is about dealing with the operating system. There is not one mention about getting useful work done. We were getting along just fine using Windows 7, weren’t we? It was stable. We had 20 years of training in the “look and feel of Windows.” We knew how to do our work. So, why are we being subjected to all this heartburn? Oh yeah, so that M$ can finally make a dent in the smartphone market. Nice. At least we know where your loyal users stand in your priorities.
nsdcars5 at March 10th, 2014 13:36 — #12
I'm sorry, everybody! I just skimmed the article, was in a hurry... and thanks, @Straspey, I'm doing this ASAP!
harriet at March 10th, 2014 15:22 — #13
what are the main requirements of windows 8.it is working on 2.3 core i3 system with 2 GB RAM.
wilsontp at March 10th, 2014 15:36 — #14
I think so, but you may want to check the Upgrade Assistant. Here's a link:
stickman803 at March 10th, 2014 18:00 — #15
Er, I've got it working on an old laptop with 320 MB of RAM. I think you're good.
2noob2btrue at March 10th, 2014 18:08 — #16
Should be 8.2, I do like the fact that MS has finally acknowledged the fact that many users of their software are still working on desktops with a mouse and keyboard.
spartan_leet at March 10th, 2014 20:47 — #17
To me i think win8.1 is slowly turning out to become how it suppose to be in the 1st place for desktop users (without touch-screen) like win7 but with all (some) of this great stuff that i like to have in win7 the old CEO made the team to make just another vista but with a cool (only cool to touch-screen user without a mouse or keyboard) touch interface which in the end went completely downhill an ruined Microsoft (an its desktop users) an now there's a new CEO Satya Nadella who is actually bringing the company around, making improvements, an fixing things the old CEO left behind or did to the company (one who makes the mess but doesn't clean it up, then one comes along an cleans up the mess an makes improvements to the area well the whole place in fact) i just hope the next windows OS will be as successful as win7 (or even xp as well, which has one more month to go but i still use it in VB ) not like vista or 8, but if win8 gets a good clean-up, improvements that is really needed to the OS or how it was suppose to be, an make it great like it's older siblings win7 an xp , i wont say any-more that it is just another vista but with a different face.
i hope that all made sense to all you readers out there
stickman803 at March 13th, 2014 10:17 — #18
I would recommend doing this in a Virtual Machine before you try it on a real PC.
nsdcars5 at March 13th, 2014 11:16 — #19
Didn't do it yet, and I don't have an extra license for a VM; all my extra licences are for Windows 7 or Windows XP.
wilsontp at March 13th, 2014 11:25 — #20
You can use Windows for 30 days for testing and evaluation without needing to activate it. At one point, there was some literature from Microsoft suggesting developers do just that, rather than constantly activate new licenses on test boxes.
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