As users are less concerned about upgrading their Windows 8.1 software to the recently released Update 1, Microsoft changed its mind and said that it will extend the support for the OS.
In its blog post, Microsoft announced to extend the Windows 8.1 Update requirements to one more month until June 10. Initially, the software giant said that the support would be ending on today, i.e., Tuesday May 13th.
The new update is meant to deliver to the users’ computer via Windows Update engine, instead of the traditional Windows Store of their new OS. This made the update to install on the system automatically, if the users’ PC enabled the Automatic updates by default. However, many users made a workaround to not to install the update.
The software giant is attempting to remind the users about this critical update to the most criticized operating system. Microsoft has also said the first version of Windows 8 users will also be supported along with the Windows 8.1 business users till Summer. Even the company is working hard to deliver the Windows 8.1 software to those users who still use the original Windows 8 version.
Microsoft said in it Windows blog:
While we believe the majority of people have received the update, we recognize that not all have. Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us. And we’re committed to helping ensure their safety. As a result, we’ve decided to extend the requirement for our consumer customers to update their devices to the Windows 8.1 Update in order to receive security updates another 30 days to June 10th.
There are 6.36 percent and 5.88 percent of computer users still working with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, respectively. I believe this as not the right way to inform the users about the update reminder. Instead of posting the reminder in Windows blog, Microsoft would have been shown some kind of alert in desktop screen in a legal way, as not all users read the Windows blog and many of the users have already turned off the Automatic Windows Update feature.
Not to forget, still 78.45 percent of PC are still running on Windows 7, Vista and XP, which is about 50% of the total computer market. Have you upgraded your OS to new version?
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