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Free Windows 8 Update to Address Confusion


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#1 Budapest

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:47 AM

A planned Windows 8 update to address complaints and confusion with Microsoft's new operating system will be made available for free this year, the company says.

Not charging extra for Windows 8.1, previously code named "Windows Blue", is consistent with the company's practice of offering "decimal point" updates to operating systems for free. But when Microsoft announced the update last week, it didn't say that it would be free.

Tami Reller, the marketing and financial chief for Microsoft's Windows business, said the company wants to assure customers that they can buy Windows 8 now and still get the benefits of Windows 8.1 later.

"Windows 8.1 will be delivered as a free update to Windows 8 and to Windows RT and it will be easy to get right from the Windows start screen through the app store," said Reller.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

That would not be surprising to find them charging. I remember having Windows 3.0 installed on my 386sx20 (remember those days when that was a decent machine?), and to install Windows 3.1, I had to fork over the upgrade $$. Now, the 3.11 (networking) version did not cost and was a free download/disk(s). Good to see that they will not be charging on this one.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:58 AM

Its really informative. Microsoft will not stop but atleast it should give some time for its other os to establish






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