Starting Windows 8.1 will be available for the number of devices running the Windows 8 as an update. Users running the Windows 8 on their devices can download this free update through Windows Store. Retail DVDs and direct downloads will be made available from tomorrow 18th October 2013. Windows 8.1 improves Microsoft apps and services and focuses on better UX. It also restores the famous ‘Start’ button, lack of which was criticized by many people. Windows 8.1 lets users two options to boot in their devices, the new Live tile Start screen or the old school desktop. It also introduces new App view and multi-tasking view. Now you can have four apps side by side and you can also customize their size as well. Windows 8.1 also introduces Sky Drive with Smart files.
If you’re running Windows 8.1 Preview, you’ll need to reinstall all your apps. For PCs running Windows 7 and earlier, Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advisor needs to be installed to buy the correct version of the Windows. The DVDs will cost you Windows 8.1 $119.99 ERP for Windows 8.1 and $199.99 ERP (U.S.) for Windows 8.1 Pro.