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Microsoft prepares Windows 8.1 Update 1 for April launch
Washington, March 05, 2014
First Published: 12:04 IST(5/3/2014)
Last Updated: 12:09 IST(5/3/2014)

Microsoft has reportedly wrapped up updating its Windows 8.1 Update 1 OS that is set for a release next month.

Sources have revealed that Microsoft recently signed off on a final version of the update, a process known internally as Release to Manufacturing (RTM).

According to The Verge, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes changes that are designed to appease keyboard and mouse users, with options to show Windows 8 apps on the desktop taskbar apart from a new title bar at the top of Windows 8 apps with options to minimize, close or snap apps .

The update is also said to include a shutdown button to the Start Screen for non-touch machines, with a new search button present across all machines.

The report said that other updates include some context menu changes, auto boot-to-desktop option, tweaks to amount of disk space that the OS utilizes along with a new license cost changes.

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