SEATTLE — Microsoft released an update for its Windows 8 operating system on Thursday, combining many features found on Windows tablets and Windows PCs.
Other updates include a built-in Bing search and SkyDrive syncing.
For existing Windows 8 users, the upgrade to 8.1 should be easy, reported The Verge. All desktop and Windows 8-style apps, such as files and settings, would remain intact. Still, experts suggested users create backups of all important data before upgrading.
Current Windows 8 users can download 8.1 for free.