Classic Start 8 Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows® 8

Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

Windows® 8 finally reaches 10% market share

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

Will Windows® 8.1 Bring Back the Start Button?

Windows® 8.1 Will Be the New Blue with Old Features

Crawler Group Updates Classic Start 8 for Increased Speed and Convenience

Windows® 9 Set for Release in Fall 2014

Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

Windows® 8 extends battery life

Windows® 8 upgrade offer

Windows® 8 availability

Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

Windows® 8 release preview

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Microsoft Windows® 8.1 was released October 18th for all Windows® 8 users. This major update added some new features including a start menu, the ability to boot directly to desktop mode, more apps allowed to be snapped side-by-side, and improved cross-system search. The lifecycle of this software update, known as Windows® Blue, will be the same as Windows® 8. General support will end January 1st, 2018, with extended support for necessary updates to last an additional 5 years.

Customers have two years to upgrade to Windows® 8.1. After that time, the upgrade will be removed from the Windows Store, and Windows® 8 will not be supported or have access to future updates. So, it is recommended to follow the guidelines set by Microsoft® and update software as it is are released.