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Windows 8.1 August Update now available

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Previously known as Windows 8.1 Update 2, now available as August Update, at least via manual download.

Microsoft lets Windows 8.1 device owners now manually download the Update but also via Windows Update it should appear soon, however this can still take some time until it appears there. So to know if you should download it right now or just wait for Windows Update to detect it, here’s the feature list of the Update:

  • Three touchpad improvements: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag;
  • Miracast Receive – This enabling your Windows 8.1 PC as a Miracast receiver, but only if you’re also owning the right hardware for it.
  • Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you’re now selecting the “Keep me signed in”
    check box when you log on for the first time in the future, you won’t see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.

So in case Windows Update hasn’t detected the Update on your PC yet, like in my case as you can see below, you can download the Update here either for your x64 or your x86 Windows PC.

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