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Windows 8.1 Update 2 on August 12 with minor UI change

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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

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Microsoft is going to release a second update for Windows 8.1 this month on August 12 but don't expect it to include any major features or to be mandatory. It will include some minor design changes and it won't be mandatory, unlike the first Windows 8.1 update.

 

Microsoft's original plan was to make this update a much bigger with a new "mini" Start Menu according to Mary Jo Foley. But the team scrapped that plan a couple of months ago, deciding instead to make the new Start Menu a feature of Windows Threshold (codename) which is likely to be called Windows 9, is still sounding like a Spring 2015 deliverable.

 

Source: ZDNet



#2 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

But the team scrapped that plan a couple of months ago, deciding instead to make the new Start Menu a feature of Windows Threshold (codename) which is likely to be called Windows 9,

Wut? :mellow:



#3 celeron

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

What the HEll... I was really waiting for new start menu UI.. AND Microsoft give us a middle finger, just before August... :@  :cry:



#4 Ultimate John

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

Lol, install Pokki!

#5 celeron

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

Lol, install Pokki!

 

I used pokki, and it took lot of my pc resource due to some reasons.. Start time increased and it some time lags as well.. 



#6 R@6271M3

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

This update will include: precision touchpad improvements, a change to enable PCs to act as a Miracast receiver, and a reduction in login prompts for SharePoint online. The touchpad improvements allow users to enable right-click, double tag, drag, and a setting to keep a touchpad on when a mouse is connected.

 

Just to make it clear, Microsoft is not calling it "Windows 8.1 Update 2".



#7 Borix

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:13 PM

A bit of a disappointment, but then again W9 is coming soon. Would be nice if W9 would be free for the beta testers a.k.a. W8 users :)



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