windows-8.1Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update has been available to download in the form of a preview, and we’re sure many are wondering when the update will be pushed out to their computers. Well according to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, her sources have told her that Microsoft will be only pushing out the update possibly around mid-October. This mid-October release supposedly will apply to customers waiting for the updates to arrive on their computers, and also for customers who are hoping to find hardware in shops that come with the Windows 8.1 update already installed.

The last we heard was that Microsoft had begun issuing their OEM partners the Windows 8.1 update for the final phase of testing. We’re not sure why Microsoft is looking to launch the update simultaneously (for both consumers and manufacturers), but it has been suggested that perhaps it would create a big bang and a more high-profile event, but in any case for those looking forward to the changes that Windows 8.1 will bring, mid-October is the date you could tentatively look forward to.

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