Windows 8.1 Update 2 aka August Update is now available – Download now!

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Microsoft has finally released the long awaited Windows 8.1 Update 2 ‘August Update’ for all Windows 8.1 Update 1 devices. The update can be downloaded right now for all x86 and x64 devices.

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Microsoft has decided to name this update just August update since it doesn’t include any new features and instead, the features of Windows 8.1 Update 2 have been moved to another next update by Microsoft which could be called Windows 8.1 Update 3 or maybe, next version of Windows named Threshold aka Windows 9.

The update adds the following features:

  • TouchPad improvements: This setting will let you control whether the touchpad is kept on while you are using a mouse or the touchpad gets disabled automatically
  • Miracast receiver: Windows 8.1 Update 2 will also support additional API’s to make the supported PC a Miracast receiver. Miracast receiving will work over Wi-Fi network
  • Less login prompts for SharePoint: Windows 8.1 Update 2 will also reduce the login prompts while using SharePoint Online sites on your PC

The update can now be downloaded manually from Microsoft where it includes two different updates with the following technical details:

  • KB 2975719: It has a download size of 100.2MB for x86 and 169.3MB for x64
  • KB 2990532: It has a download size of 1.1MB for x86 and 1.7MB for x64

You can download the update right now from Microsoft servers whereas, it hasn’t been released yet viaWindows Updates.

We are installing the updates right now and will update you once we install it.

Download August Update for Windows 8.1 x86

Download August Update for Windows 8.1 x64

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