It is true that Update 1 is necessary for the Windows 8.1 operating system to continue getting the future updates. This gives rise to another important question about the Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 operating system is still supported by Microsoft and the question is when Microsoft will end the support for the Windows 8 operating system. This is very much confusing for the users of the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
We all know that the Update 1 is mandatory for the Windows 8.1 users. This means that if the Update 1 is not installed, the computer will not be receiving any security or non-security updates and the computer will be prone to attacks from hackers and viruses. Microsoft has logic built into the Windows Update and it will check if the Update 1 is installed. If Windows Update finds that the Update 1 for Windows 8 is not installed, new updates will not be available for your computer.
As per the records, a big number of users have not chosen to install Windows 8.1 operating system over Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is an important and great update but many of the users found it very difficult to install the update due to the way Microsoft delivers the update in Windows Store. Some of the users tried more than once to install the update, but in vain and some of them have not even tried to install the update at all. Luckily, the Windows 8.1 update is mandatory for those users who are using the first Windows 8 release.
This means that Microsoft was trying to state that the Windows 8.1 Update is nothing but a service pack. We should note that it is the first time that Microsoft has suggested that the Windows Update 1 is actually a service pack. The major complaints of the new users of the Windows 8 operating system were about the missing Start button and the difficulty to access power options in the operating system. If you need to reboot Windows 8, you will have to go through a series of steps before accomplishing the task. This was one of the main complaints about the Windows 8 operating system.
If you wish to know more on the steps to reboot Windows 8, or on the new features of the operating system, you can contact the Windows help and support team.