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Save your saved games: What files upgrading from Windows 8.1 preview will kill

Microsoft says that upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final GA edition will kill any apps that you added after upgrading to the preview. It's actually slightly worse than that.

Official Facebook app (finally!) available for Windows 8.1 users

Beyond its baked-in goodies, Windows 8.1 brought a friend along: A modern-style Facebook app.

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft seeks redemption of bold, flawed OS redesign

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Windows 8.1 is finally here and with it comes Microsoft's hopes of a second act for its flagship operating system.

Acer joins the 8-inch Windows tablet fray with the Atom-powered Iconia W4

Acer has produced 8-inch tablets before, but this is the first to run the Windows 8.1 operating system.

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Windows 8.1 is here: What you need to know

Microsoft has released the final version of Windows 8.1 to consumers. We have all the details.

Windows 8.1's best new features in pictures

What you see is what you get with the new Windows 8.1 update—and you'll see a lot.

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Upgrading to Windows 8.1: Your new OS survival guide

How do you install Windows 8.1? With PCWorld's help, of course. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process, no matter which OS you upgrade from.

Microsoft reveals Windows 8.1's mysterious Movie Moments app, other app improvements

On the eve of Windows 8.1's release, Microsoft pulls back the curtain on the new Movie Maker app as well as improvements to Fresh Paint, Camera, and Photos.

As businesses flee the coming 'XPocalypse,' they're turning to Windows 7, not 8

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, but even that won't spur Windows 8 adoption.

Microsoft revamps Yammer's iPad app

Microsoft has enhanced its Yammer enterprise social networking suite's mobile applications, email integration, and document collaboration.

Intel's Bay Trail chips to hit 10 tablets, hybrids next month

The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.

Windows 8 tablets embraced by Scottish government

The Scottish Government plans to roll out Windows 8 tablet PCs from several vendors to key civil servants for use on the job.

Dell XPS 10, Lenovo Yoga 11 owners to get free Windows RT 8.1 updates

Dell's XPS 10 tablet and Lenovo's Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT have been discontinued, but the companies will provide customers free upgrades to the latest Windows RT 8.1 when the OS comes out later this month.