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Windows 8.1 Update 1 due April 8th, when XP dies

Geek: Microsoft’s next big update for Windows is just around the corner. According to new reports, Windows 8.1 Update 1 is due to arrive on April 8th — the same day that Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP. April 8th also happens to be a patch Tuesday, which is as good a time as any to push the update to the public. No sense upsetting an established update cadence just for a minor OS bump, right?

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