Update information for Windows 8.1 Update 1
April 3, 2014 Leave a comment
Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update 1 [which comes out on Tuesday but is available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers as of yesterday] will feature all security and non-security updates released from Windows 8.1 RTM until the end of February.
Future updates [both security and non-security] will require this update. So if you are using Windows 8.1, might as well install it now.
Update 1 requires a servicing stack update as a prerequisite, in addition to [of course] Windows 8.1. This may already be on your system or will be offered prior to installing Update 1. Those with MSDN/TechNet subscriptions will have it in the download package.
Update 1 will include further enhancements as previously mentioned.
As reported elsewhere, the beloved original Start menu will eventually be available although unsure if part of Update 2 [possibly scheduled for this fall] of the next version of Windows [call it Windows 9].
You can find more information here.
[Wondering if there will be an Update 2 as the TechNet site just says Update and so does other areas of the support site.]
[Update 2014/04/18:] Microsoft has now stated that the Update 1 must be applied by August 12th and not May 13th.