It’s almost common knowledge now that Microsoft are currently developing a second update for Windows 8.1, which should further improve the operating system before Windows 9 launches next year. Currently, not much is known about Windows 8.1 Update 2 other than the fact that it will arrive in August-September of this year, however today new information may have surfaced regarding its size and delivery method.
Before we continue, we must stress that the information you’re about to lay your eyes upon could be false, so take it with a grain of salt. According to a user at EightForums, a Microsoft Rep has unveiled that Microsoft are currently in the process of training its support employees for Windows 8.1 Update 2.
The rep claims that Update 2 will land in August/September of this year, and that it will be delivered through the Windows Store much like Windows 8. The rep also claims that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be a hefty 3GB in size, making us believe that Update 2 won’t be like Windows 8.1 Update 1, but more like Windows 8.1 as a whole compared to Windows 8. 3GB is somewhat a significant increase in size compared to Update 1, which maxed at around 700MB.
Of course, the user on the forum could just be making things up, and we’re yet to confirm if other Microsoft Reps are claiming similar things. So, we advise that you take what you’ve read here with a grain of salt until we can get more concrete information regarding the matter. Delivering through the Windows Store is interesting, as the first time around it really didn’t work as well as many had hoped it would. Windows 8.1 launched in the Store with errors and super slow download speeds, which many users were not happy about.
In the meantime, what are you hoping for in Windows 8.1 Update 2? It was recently rumored that the Start Menu, that was originally supposed to arrive in Windows 8.1 Update 2, won’t be making it’s way to our computers until 2015 with Windows 9, so a Start Menu is off the list for now.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8.1