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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates To Make Upgrading To Windows 10 ‘Smoother’

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Microsoft has started rolling out a new update for Windows 7 (KB3112343) and Windows 8.1 (KB3112336) which, according to the company, will make the Windows 10 upgrade process “a smoother experience.”. 

The update adds improvements to the Windows Update Client that improve the general UI and technical division of the system.

More importantly, the update also removes the upgrade glitches which many people had reported when trying to upgrade to Windows 10. This firmware update was first spotted by WinBeta and has already reached most of the major hubs around the world.

This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions,

the update’s description reads. 

This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.

Microsoft’s motive behind this update is pretty clear — trying to improve the Windows 10 adoption rate which currently stands at 9 percent of the market share. While this number isn’t too bad, it’s not something to boast either. Also, the adoption rate has slowed down considerably after the first month — something which the Redmond-giant hadn’t expected.

Microsoft aims to run Windows 10 on a billion devices in two to three years time. In October, we saw the latest OS from Microsoft pass 110 million devices.

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