Today marks the day we bid farewell to the 12 and a half year old Windows XP, and other than such a milestone in Microsoft’s stable of operating systems, we are also treated to the Windows 8.1 Update 1 that has been made available to the masses. Do bear in mind that the features found in Windows 8.1 Update 1 are not revolutionary on their own, but for those who make use of a keyboard and a mouse (instead of using the operating system in tablet mode only), this particular update would be a huge boost to the platform’s functionality.
Those who are keen to see their respective hardware system get a bump to Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be able to download it via Windows Update, where the relevant download links for Windows 8.1 Update x86 can be found here: KB2919355, KB2919442, KB2932046, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2949621-v2 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only).
Those who are rocking to Windows 8.1 Update ARM can get their updates here: KB2919355, KB2919442, KB2932046, KB2937592, and KB2938439. Do expect the updates to make an appearance on Windows Update from approximately 10AM PST onward.