Windows 8 Update Coming This Fall

While some love the makeover the Windows OS got with the release of Windows 8, others hate it. Microsoft will be releasing an update, Windows 8.1, this Oct. 17.

Windows 8.1 will be available in retail stores the day after its release, and as a free update to Windows 8 users. Changes include a search function powered by Bing, and the ability to play a slideshow on your lock screen rather than a single image. Also, users will have the ability to save their files to SkyDrive by default.

Come this fall, we will be able to see if the changes help Windows 8’s reputation, or hurt it.