- Windows 8.1 is on track to reach RTM this month Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will be officially launched on October 18, so users will be allowed to get it as a free update from the Store.
The company’s Brandon LeBlanc confirms recent reports suggesting that Windows 8.1 is set to go live in mid-October, saying that RTM is on track to be reached this month, just like initially planned.
“I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store,” he says.
“Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars!”