Consensus – Windows 8.1 update 1 will RTM in March 2014

Mary Jo Foley seems to be adding some credibility to the rumors that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will RTM this March.

Her Quote:

First up, the target release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 — the relatively minor update coming to Windows 8.1 this spring — is allegedly March 11, according to one of my accurate and trusted sources. Yes, that’s a Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft will likely deliver Update 1 to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update, this seems pretty believable to me.

This is consisten with Windows leaker WZor who has previously indicated that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will likely be released to manufacturing in March.

Also on the rumor mill is the specs for the update:

One more tidbit about Windows 8.1 Update 1 from my aforementioned source: Update 1 may feature some of the work that Microsoft has been doing behind the scenes to reduce further the memory and disk space requirements for Windows. This would allow Windows 8.1 Update 1 to run on cheaper small tablets.

So that will be an interesting FREE update for Windows 8.1 and seems consistent with the theory that Microsoft will continue to make incremental updates to Windows going forward.

Are you looking forward to Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Use the comments below and let us know..

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com).

  • BigJohnL

    The more, the merrier. The sooner, the better.

  • Gregg Moore

    Why would I care for the 8.1 update. When my netbook can’t even access. Windows store to upgrade to 8.1 from Win 8. Due to the low screen resolution. would have been nicer of Microsoft to had the 8.1 Upgrade on the Windows update as well instead of Microsoft store . However I still prefer Windows 7 when running my big laptop. Which only thing I really care for Win 8 anyway is it boots much faster.

  • Robin Watt

    Only if they fix the mouse driver issues they introduced in with 8.1. Until then, I’m staying on 8.0 as my Windows system is only used for gaming and work.

    • WillyThePooh

      Mouse is a very simple hardware compared to others. What issues did they introduce in 8.1?

  • Susan Goman

    seems like a good thing but only if it not too big to download many of us here in rural Australia only have small download capacity about 8GB per month with wireless access I was only able to get Windows 8.1 as I bought Windows 8 and my son Christopher Edwards built me a new high end gaming machine for Christmas and set it up with all my programs including upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 he delivered it to me himself at Christmas where he lives he has plenty of extra fast download capacity

  • Andre van Rensburg

    Need N-Trig 64 bit for Del Latitude to be updated as the touch screen don’t work anymore