The company announced the change this morning, a day before the previous deadline of May 13. The new deadline is June 10, according to a post on the official Microsoft Windows Experience Blog. Windows 8.1 users who don’t upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update by the deadline won’t get ongoing security updates.
“While we believe the majority of people have received the update, we recognize that not all have. Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us,” writes Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc in the post. “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.”
Businesses running Windows 8.1 have until Aug 12 to make the change, based on Microsoft’s previously announced deadline.
The company will continue offering security updates for Windows 8 machines.
The Windows 8.1 Update offers a series of improvements including features that make the operating system a better experience with keyboard and mouse.