Windows 8.1 expected to be out late August
July 10, 2013 Leave a comment
Microsoft has confirmed that the major update to Windows 8 – named Windows 8.1 – will be “released to manufacturing” by the end of August [barring any major issues]. We can also assume that Windows Server 2012 R2 will be out roughly the same time.
This will mean that sometime probably in September, owners of Windows 8 can go to the Windows Store and request the free copy to Windows 8.1. At roughly the same time, it will also be available for “offline” installations, presumably as an ISO.
Sometime probably by mid-late October, OEMs [i.e. Dell, HP, Lenovo] will have updated models that include Windows 8.1.
As usual, you may wish to wait on the upgrade a bit to make sure software and drivers that you are using are compatible with Windows 8.1.