Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date Rumored for April 8th

Brittany Vincent

Putting a date on the much-anticipated upgrade

Microsoft had been reportedly waiting until April to officially unveil Windows 8.1 Update 1, and now the latest rumors dictate April 8 as what could be the concrete date for consumers to download the upgrade. Coincidentally, that's also the same day that Microsoft will be pulling support for Windows XP. This date comes from Paul Thurrott, Supersite for Windows editor and co-host of Windows Weekly and What the Tech podcasts.

Additionally, reports indicate that MSDN subscribers will be able to use the final build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 on April 2nd -- this is also the first day of the Microsoft BUILD 2014 conference. Though the date has been disputed and discussed over the past few months, it was thought at the very least an update would come out of BUILD or sometime shortly thereafter, but Paul Thurrott's tweet put rumors to rest as the update itself was confirmed on Sunday by Joe Belfiore, vice president of operating systems for Microsoft.

It appears the wait is over. Are you ready to get the upgrade taken care of or are you going to be holding off a bit longer?

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