Almost one month back Microsoft released a major update for its desktop platform. The Windows 8.1 Update brought with it several new features apart from a host of bug fixes and performance improvements. Initially the company had said that all consumer customers had to update by May 13, which is this month’s Patch Tuesday. However now Microsoft has confirmed that it has extended the Windows 8.1 Update deadline to ensure that those who have still not updated have even more time to do so.

If the company had stuck with the initial deadline it would have no longer provided updates for Windows 8.1. Even though it has provided everyone with an additional 30 days to install Windows 8.1 Update, it will end support for the previous version on June 10th. No further updates for Windows 8.1 will be released after this date.

Therefore it is in the best interests of users to update before the aforementioned date. Those who have Automatic Update turned on need not worry as they will automatically receive Windows 8.1 Update on their devices.

As far as business customers are concerned the company is giving them time until August 12th to move to the Update for both Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. It is extending the deadline for users on Windows Server Update Services, Windows Intune and/or System Center Configuration to update systems.

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