Intel congratulates Microsoft on the release of Windows 8.1 today. The free update is now available for Windows 8 users through the Windows Store, and on new hardware available at retailers worldwide. Intel believes 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Atom™ processor-based SoCs will continue to offer the best experiences for Windows 8.1 across form factors with more performance and competitive battery life. This release builds on the success of Intel Architecture on Windows 8, delivering compelling experiences in unique areas such as touch optimization, power management, system responsiveness, security, graphics and multimedia performance. Download the latest Intel drivers.