Windows 9 To Be Delayed For Windows 8 Update 3
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
We’ve heard a fair bit about Windows 8.1 updates and Windows 9 over the past couple of weeks and today we are getting some more details on both courtesy of Tom’s Hardware’s insider sources. The sources suggest that Windows 8.1 Update 3 does exist and will be arriving in Spring 2015. Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be arriving in August/September and Windows 8.1 Update 1 has already been released. The Windows 8.1 Update 3 launch window of “Spring 2015” means that Windows 9 “Threshold” has been pushed back to later on in 2015. The expected dates are now April 2015 for Windows 8.1 Update 3 and June for Windows 9.
Based on earlier rumours by WZOR it is expected that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be free to Windows 8.1 Update 1 users, users coming from earlier versions of Windows 8.1 or 8 will have to pay a small fee to make the direct jump. Likewise Windows 8.1 Update 3 users will get the update free if they are on Windows 8.1 Update 2 and so on. This means you can get each update for free providing you manually make each update in each stage. Rumour also has it that Windows 9 users will get the OS for free if they are running Windows 8.1 Update 3. However, given Windows 7 users had to pay $40 to get to Windows 8 this does seem fairly unlikely unless Microsoft is pursuing a new fee structure.
Source: Tom’s Hardware
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