When going for the Windows 8 upgrade, you have to be aware of the different versions of the Windows 8 operating systems that are available. This time around, Microsoft has also released a new version of the operating system specifically for the tablet computers – the Windows 8 RT OS. Well, that was months ago, now the hype is about the release of the proposed Windows 8.1 update.
It is assumed that Microsoft would fix all the problems and make the Windows 8 OS even more user-friendly with the Windows 8.1 update. One also hopes that with the release of the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft would be able to bring on board the Windows XP and Windows 7 OS users, convincing them to opt for a Windows 8 upgrade.
What we know about the Windows 8.1 update so far
Microsoft has been steadily releasing bits of information regarding what the users could expect from the Windows 8.1 update. They have released a preview version of the Windows 8.1 update to give the Windows 8 OS users some idea about how it would look like and what would be its basic functionalities.
I am asking the Windows 8 OS users not to judge the Windows 8.1 update prematurely after checking out the Windows 8.1 preview. Clearly, the preview release would not contain all the functionalities of the final product. It is merely intended to give the users a glimpse of how the Windows 8.1’s user interface and themes would be when it is released.
Keeping that in mind, you could go ahead, install these Windows 8.1 previews for the different editions of the Windows 8 OS, and see how it turns out. I recently installed the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition Update Preview in my system, since I use the Windows 8 Enterprise Edition OS. The overall look and feel is slightly different from the Windows 8 OS, but not much.
As I said, you should not pay too much attention to the functionalities and features, before the release of the final version. I wanted to see if the Windows 8.1 update would in any way slow down my system or take up too much of the system memory. I am glad to say that is not the case.
You too can install the update previews and see how your system memory pans out in the process. Visit the official Windows 8 website for the installation file.