The update is free for those using Windows 8, released last year to help Microsoft navigate the transition from traditional personal computers to mobile devices such as tablets.
The revamped version brings back the “start” button, which disappeared last year and prompted protests from some PC users unaccustomed to the tiled menu adapted for touchscreens.
“Windows 8.1 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving the product to create a richer customer experience,” Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the company blog.
“We are excited to have customers start updating their devices today and getting to experience new Windows devices this holiday season.”
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