Watch What’s New In Windows 8.1 Update 1 In This Video

Yet to deploy Windows 8.1 Update 1? Waiting for the official launch? If you’re the type that prefers playing it safe when it comes to things like these, then you’re in luck.

A video has popped up that goes over everything that is new in this version.

The next flavor of Windows is said to be on track for an early April launch, but links were spotted on official Microsoft servers late last week. As a result many users managed to download and install this pack of updates before release.

And now this new clip aims to set things straight on the main improvements made to Windows 8.1 Update 1 — also known as Windows 8.1 Spring 2014 Update, at least by Microsoft.

These include new tools for the Start Screen, context menu options in the Modern UI, as well as dedicated options to pin Metro apps to the taskbar, a feature that was one of the first to leak.

But less talk, more action, as they say, so here you go with the video clip:

It is a short and snappy clip, coming in at 5 minutes and some, but it does show how Microsoft is using this pack of updates to bring along some much needed features for keyboard and mouse users to its modern operating platform.

And they are intelligent improvements — the Start Screen power buttons on tablets are hidden, for instance to prevent from accidental shutdown, for example.

Watch the video above, and if you have already installed Update 1, then let your thoughts be known in the comments section. Does this new feature pack for the OS addresses some of your concerns? Is the overall experience much more well-rounded this time around?

  • Sally Black

    Thanks for posting! Very smart move by Windows posting a video to go over the update. I know that people tend to get upset when things change and they do not know what to do. This definitely helps.

    • Fahad Ali

      You’re welcome!

      It shouldn’t be long before Microsoft officially announces this (and posts a complete list of changes, large and small. We will have more on that when that happens, but for now this video should suffice.

      Again, thanks for your comment, keep them coming!

  • Ted Smith

    Not a huge fan of the music, but I do think the video is simple in a good way and very nice way to help integrate a new update.

  • Bill Franklin

    I do think the first point here is a good one. A huge complaint people have after updates is a lack of knowledge over what changes will occur. This video gives an excellent preview for what to expect.

  • Jake Phillips

    Great video, better update!

  • Wayne Scott

    Preventing accidental shutdown is great. Cannot tell you how many times I’ve done that!