Some legacy Windows users have complained about Windows 8's redesigned user interface since the touch-focused operating system (OS) launched. Generally the complaints have revolved around the removal of key staples to Windows' user interface, like the loss of the OS's long-serving Start button.
Aware of this, Microsoft worked hard to make its latest OS more familiar to seasoned users when it released the Windows 8.1 update on 8 April. Designed to make Windows 8 easier to use on non-touch devices, Windows 8.1 adds a number of key features designed to make navigating the OS more intuitive.
Key changes include the return of search and shutdown buttons to the Start screen and a new Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11. The Enterprise Mode sees the browser emulate the older IE8 so it can run web-based applications and corporate sites incompatible with the latest version.
While the additions are positive, due to the radical changes made to Windows 8's interface some users are still confused about how they can update their machines to the newest version. Here to help, we've created a step by step tutorial demonstrating the upgrade process to Windows 8.1 via either an auto-update, the Windows Store or the settings menu.