Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 SP1 is the latest Windows update that brings along innovations in terms of usability, including the return of the desktop mode

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Windows version 8.1 improved and fixed aspects that were initially deficient in Windows 8. However, it has also needed an update and the latter has arrived with Windows 8.1 Update 1, that, all in all, gathers the improvements and updates that mainly affect the system's usability. Among the changes made, we have to point out the return of the desktop mode and the status bar, as well as performance and stability improvements.

The return of the desktop mode and the status bar are the main features of this update.

What's new in the first update of Windows 8.1?

  • Fewer requirements: now requires 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of hard drive.
  • Option to have the desktop mode on computers without touchscreen.
  • Return of the taskbar.
  • Possibility to boot in desktop mode by default.
  • SkyDrive is replaced by OneDrive.
  • Includes Microsoft OneNote.
  • Internet Explorer update.
  • New context menu accessible with the right mouse button.
  • Menu to access energy options.

A reduction of requirements to expand the use of Windows 8.1

This update that we can consider as the Service Pack 1 for Windows 8.1, as it would have been called in the past, comes along with an important innovation, as well as the return of the desktop mode and the taskbar. We're talking about the decrease in the requirements needed, that allows us to launch Windows 8.1 with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space. This reduction has to do with Microsoft's strategy to enable its operating system to be used by more people.

If you're a Windows 8.1 user, don't think twice and download Windows 8.1 Update 1 to make the most of the improvements developed by Microsoft for its star product.

Requirements and additional information:
  • Requires Windows 8.1.
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