Boy, Microsoft really have to get this naming scheme thing down. A rumor from a Russian site claimed that Windows 8.1 Update 2 was to be released August 12, and that report also revealed its name.

Redmond is referring to it as the ‘August update’.

Now another report from a fairly reliable sources confirms both possibilities — this new version is to be delivered via the Windows Update option in less than two weeks from now, and it is, indeed, going by the name of August Update.

Meaning, no more talks of Windows 8.1 Update 2, or even the farfetched Windows 8.2, which has actually started to sound much better now, compared to the official title.

August Update does not make any sense at all, really, when you think about it.

This nomenclature might work if the software titan was planning regular monthly updates for the operating system, and we have no reports of this happening whatsoever.

But even if it is, August Update, really? Why not August 2014 Update.

Oh brother.

Anyway, there is some solace in the fact that this might be the last refresh of the operating system, before Windows Threshold arrives next year. One can hope that Microsoft will officially announce and introduce this upcoming refresh next week, along with what, if any, features it brings.

And while the previous update was mandatory, this August Update is not — users will still be able to get the other patches and updates without installing it. Luckily.

However, they will have to have Windows 8.1 Update installed before installing the August Update.

Having anything to say about the name of this update? Because we really have little other thing to talk about regarding it right now? If you do, then speak in the comments below, or forever hold your peace.

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One Comment
  1. 1. Oh Brother! is right. You’re making a mountain out of a mole hill. Isn’t an update by any other name still as sweet?
    2. “Anyway, there is some solace in the fact that this might be the last refresh…” Your use of the word solace tell us that you have been tortured by the previous updates, unlike the rest of us that have enjoyed them. Oh and “this might be” means it is not a “fact” as you suggest.
    3. The only names that this post inspired in my mind I thankfully refrained from using.

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