In Pictures: What’s new in Windows 8.1 Update

Changes to default settings, dubious new features -- if you expect something amazing to turn you on to Windows 8, you haven’t been following along

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Bottom line That’s what you see in Windows 8.1 Update. There are no major changes, and precious few minor ones that extend beyond default changes and a few dubious new capabilities -- Metro icons on the taskbar being a good example.

If you aren’t yet part of the Windows 8 generation, there’s nothing in the Update that will convince you to join the Jekyll and Hyde revolution.

If you’re running Windows 8 or 8.1, yes, the Update is worth installing.

Let’s see if Microsoft can do better under new management, and with more time. Hope still springs eternal for Windows 9.

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