Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system.
If you’re an existing Windows 8, the update will retain all desktop and Windows 8-style apps, including files and settings. For Windows 7 users who wish to upgrade, a separate license key is needed ($120 for the standard version, and $200 for Windows 8.1 Pro.)
The update addresses a series of complains users have had about the software since it was first introduced about a year ago. While most of the operating system still will be centered around a “start screen” of apps or live tiles, Microsoft is bringing back the “start” button to the main, traditional desktop to help users adjust to the interface change.
To know more about its new features you can visit The Windows Blog.