Windows 8.1 is now available as a free download to all Windows 8 users. Simply go to the Windows Store app to find it. It may take a few hours for updates to reach everyone.
What’s new? Microsoft will bring back the ‘Start’ button to Windows 8.1. However, the ‘Start’ button will not bring back the classic Windows Start Menu, it will simply bring you to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Microsoft will also now enable a ‘Boot to Desktop’ feature which will bring you directly to the Windows Desktop on start up instead of the Windows 8 Start Screen. You can now also set a custom wallpaper on your Start Screen.
There are also a lot of improvements behind the hood to make you experience a lot smoother.