Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 14th May 2013 21:32 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Through the Windows Store? Does that mean that it requires a Microsoft Account?

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th May 2013 21:45 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Probably yes. I am sure you will shit your panties about it, when you don't actually have to pay for it, or buy it.

Edited 2013-05-14 21:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Nelson on Tue 14th May 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-11-29

I think the Store will be the main UI people use to initiate the update, but I doubt the update itself will require a Microsoft Account.

It will probably just use Windows Update behind the scenes.

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