Microsoft recently unveiled a spring update known as Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the original deadline for users to switch over to this upgraded operating system was May 13, various problems with the transition to the software have led the company to extend the timetable for provided technical support by an extra 30 days.
The computer giant originally said that it would not be providing any necessary security or software updates for Windows 8.1 after the date that they had set, saying that users should instead make the switch to the improved system. This was before a large amount of customers reported having problems with the compatibility between Update 1 and their computers.
While the company is working to fix the bugs, it is confident that it will have all of the issues fixed within the month, as it says that the vast majority of Microsoft users have not had any issues with making the transition from Windows 8.1 to the new operating system. The "Black Tuesday" patches will be available on May 13 and run to the new deadline of June 10.
"Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us. And we're committed to helping ensure their safety. As a result, we've decided to extend the requirement for our consumer customers to update their devices to the Windows 8.1 Update in order to receive security updates another 30 days to June 10th," Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the company blog last night.
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