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2013 in Review: PCWorld's top stories

The Windows 8.1 update was a big story for PC users, but it wasn't the only thing to land on our list of most-read stories for 2013.

Frustrated users complain about SkyDrive problems after Windows 8.1 update

The drumbeat of reports that Windows 8.1 has affected the SkyDrive cloud storage has grown louder.

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.

Microsoft makes Windows 8.1 more DIY-friendly with full versions

Microsoft forced Windows 8 users to upgrade from a previous edition. But Windows 8.1 will ship in standalone versions, making it much easier for new users to dive in.

Windows 8.1 review: The great compromise

The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.

Microsoft relents, gives devs early access to Windows 8.1

Reversing course, Microsoft said Monday that it will make Windows 8.1 available to developers via MSDN and TechNet.

Aava Mobile's Bay Trail tablet with an 8.3-inch screen (1)

Small-screen Windows 8.1 tablet with Bay Trail chip on tap for IDF

Startup Aava Mobile's white-label tablet has an 8.3-inch screen and is aimed at enterprises

Elop rises, Larson-Green falls in Microsoft CEO handicapping

With Stephen Elop tapped to run Microsoft's devices division, the former Microsoft exec has jumped ahead in the pack of candidates vying to replace CEO Steve Ballmer.

Developers cry foul as PC, tablet makers get Windows 8.1

Microsoft has started sending Windows 8.1 to its hardware manufacturers, hitting the so-called RTM milestone for the much-awaited update to Windows 8.

Microsoft releases final version of Windows 8.1 to PC makers

Just 10 scant months after the release of Windows 8, the expansive Windows 8.1 update is officially done.