Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1

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New updates and features for Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Update 1, like a service pack, integrates patches and new features that improves your use of Windows 8.1. View full description

PROS

  • Updates and new features
  • Better usability for Windows 8.1

CONS

  • No improvements to the start button

Good
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Windows 8.1 Update 1, like a service pack, integrates patches and new features that improves your use of Windows 8.1.

The startup screen is more user-friendly, with buttons to access account settings, as well as options to quickly be able to shutdown, restart, or put your PC in standby mode.

You can also add the Metro app to the taskbar, use a contextual menu with the Modern interface to close or minimize a window, and start your PC in desktop mode if you're using a non-touch system.