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This article was published on May 12, 2014

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update requirement deadline for consumer security updates from May 12 to June 10

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update requirement deadline for consumer security updates from May 12 to June 10 Image by: Mario Tama
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Microsoft today extended the deadline for Windows 8.1 users to keep receiving security updates. The Windows 8.1 Update requirement has been moved up by about a month, from May 12 to June 10. Both days coincide with the day before their respective months’ Patch Tuesdays.

Microsoft notes that while users with Automatic Update turned on have been receiving the Windows 8.1 Update over the last few weeks, many still haven’t received the update. While the company doesn’t say so explicitly, it’s clear not enough users have manually upgraded yet. “We’re confident that within the next month, the majority of the remaining customers who haven’t updated their devices to the Windows 8.1 Update will be able to do so,” Microsoft says.

It’s worth noting that the new deadline applies to Microsoft’s consumer customers. Business customers have already received their own extension, from May 12 to August 12.

See also – Windows 8.1 finally passes 5% market share, while unsupported Windows XP is still over 26% and Microsoft ends support for Windows XP and Office 2003

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