A pilot program of Microsoft provides automatic update of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Update or Windows RT 8.1 Update rather than passing through the problematic Windows Store sometimes.
The latest figures from Net Applications prove successful. Windows 8 users are slow to upgrade to Windows 8.1 when it is a free update for them. This also applies to the case of Windows RT.
The transition is not trivial insofar as Windows 8.1 is a major update. Moreover, its application may put off some users that are relatively very tedious operation. Besides possible problems when they start through the Windows Store.
This is obviously in response to such concerns that Microsoft has launched a pilot program allowing automatic updates of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update with patch released through Windows Update.
"The pilot program will automatically and freely update Windows 8 and Windows RT machinery to Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update in some markets," said a Microsoft spokesperson. It is likely that this test will be later extended to all.
Recall that in the present scheme, a user of Windows 8 has to visit the Windows Store to make an upgrade to Windows 8.1. It is then he will get through Windows Update to get Windows 8.1 Update.