How Do I Get the Required Windows 8.1 Update?

I received a question that pointed me to an article on a reputable mainstream press site discussing the Windows 8.1 Update that Microsoft recently rolled out. The update will become the new baseline for Windows 8 and within a month or so, it’ll be required in order to receive continued updates.

Their article’s  headline compared getting the update to the way Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP and it insisted that people need to take action now.

While  there are some similarities, the headline was pure hyperbole.

In reality, you may not have to take any action at all. If you do, you’ll probably want to take that action sooner rather than later, but it’s not the end of the world if you’re late.

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