August 12 2014 Microsoft Updates

Microsoft regularly releases major updates to their Windows operating systems. Below you'll find all the latest information on these updates.

Latest Major Updates to Microsoft Windows (Windows 8)

As of August 2014, the latest major update for Windows 8 isWindows 8.1 Update.1

If you've already updated to Windows 8.1, the easiest way to update to Windows 8.1 Update is via Windows Update. See instructions for manually installing Windows 8.1 Update in theDownload Windows 8.1 Update section of my Windows 8.1 Update Facts piece.

If you are not already running Windows 8.1, see How to Update to Windows 8.1 for detailed instructions on applying the Windows 8.1 update. When that's done, update to Windows 8.1 Update via Windows Update.

The next update to Windows 8 is rumored to be planned for August, 2014.

[1] Beginning in Windows 8, Microsoft began releasing regular, major updates to Windows 8. Service packs will not be released. [2] Windows Vista SP2 can only be installed if you already have Windows Vista SP1 installed, which you can download here for 32-bit versions, and here for 64-bit ones.