JMH Moderator, News & Information, BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst, Contributor Joined Apr 2, 2012 Posts 7,197 Aug 15, 2013 #1 I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars! Click to expand... Mark your calendars for Windows 8.1!