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Will we get a second upgrade to Windows 8.1?

Microsoft has no comment
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According to an unofficial source, we can expect to see a second update to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. The Russian website has the new update scheduled for an August 12, 2014 release. The leaked source was immediately picked up by both neowin and Redmondpie with mixed results on whether or not there is any truth in them.

The leaked information didn't have much information on what we can expect as far as enhancements to the operating system. The one thing we probably be sure of is that this update will not contain the start menu that we saw pictures of earlier this month. It will probably be more keyboard and cosmetic enhancements like the ones we were giving in the first update back in April of this year.

These recent leaks are not the first ones. Shortly after the first update a pirate group, WZOR, leaked information about a second update to be released in either August or September. Those leaks had the start menu as part of the update. In the same leaked report WZOR talks about Windows 9 having a more classical version of the “metro” interface and have some cloud-based features.

When Redmond-based Microsoft first released Windows 8 on October 26, 2012 it was not too well received by most users. There were several reasons ranging from navigation to lack of key features. The complaints did get back to Microsoft and since then they had been giving up periodic fixes starting with the Windows 8.1 upgrade that came out in October of last year.

According to a report by the next web, last month, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 still only accounted slightly more than 12% of Windows users. These numbers have been going up with each big update to the operating system.