Microsoft Windows 8.1 Super Guide

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Windows 8 Start Menu Technology World Stock Photograph

These super guides are your ticket to learning how to accomplish tasks on a personal computer, using a variety of operating systems, with emphasis on the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 family of operating systems and personal computer hardware.

Introduction:

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Windows 8 is the most recent operating system designed by Microsoft. It introduces a lot of new changes, so if you’re thinking of upgrading from a previous version of Windows, you should carefully look at these changes to decide whether upgrading is a good idea. There have been many different versions of Windows over the years, including Windows 8 (released in 2009) Windows Vista (2006) and Windows 8 (2001). While previous versions of Windows mainly ran on desktop and laptop computers, Windows 8 is also designed to run on tablets. Because of this, the interface has been simplified so that it will work with touchscreens. (courtesy of Wikipedia.org).

Windows 8.1 Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts that you may have not known about Windows 8.1:

A version of the Windows NT operating system
Standard Windows 8.1 Desktop
Standard Windows 8 Desktop
Developer Microsoft
Released to
manufacturing
August 27, 2013; 3 years ago
General
availability
October 17, 2013; 2 years ago
Latest release 6.3.9600 / April 8, 2014; 2 years ago
Platforms IA-32, x64, ARMv7
Kernel type Hybrid
License Trialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, MSDN subscription,DreamSpark
Preceded by Windows 8 (2012)
Succeeded by Windows 10 (2015)
Official website windows.microsoft.com
Support status
  • Mainstream support until January 9, 2018
  • Extended support until January 10, 2023
  • Upgrading to Windows 8.1 is required for Windows 8 users to receive updates and support after January 12, 2016.
  • Updates limited on systems with Intel “Skylake” processors effective July 17, 2018.

*Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

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