An Unexpected Move of Microsoft: Extends Deadline for Windows 8.1 Update

In a move that should surprise all, Microsoft has extended the deadline of installing the Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft has extended the deadline for installing its Windows 8.1 Update till June 10, giving its customers a 30-day reprieve. Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a blog post, “While we believe the majority of users have received the update, we found that not all have.” He added, “Having our customers update their devices with latest updates is super important to us. And we’re also committed to ensure them safety.”

According to the sources, instead of requiring Windows 8.1 to be installed till May 13, Microsoft is now allowing its users a relaxation till June 10. However, deadline for those involved in businesses – it’s August 12. It simply means that business owners can switch to Windows 8.1 Update until August 12. It looks like the company wants to give its customers enough time to understand and apply the Update.

The initial cutoff date was fixed for May, which would have meant that some devices would have gone dead by this week. But, not to worry, Microsoft isn’t forcing people to update their devices as soon as possible, instead the company is offering enough time to its customers. The giant extended the deadline for people using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration or Windows Intune to update their machines.

This means that you have an extra 30 days to get it done, but Microsoft wants you to do it as soon as possible. If you have Automatic Updates, you do not have to do anything and you will receive the Update automatically to your machine via Windows Update.

According to Microsoft, the majority of the remaining users who haven’t updated their machines will be able to to do.

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