Len has a Windows 8 computer running Start8, and he wants to know if he needs to update to version 8.1. Leo says yes, he should always update to the latest version of the OS for security purposes. It shouldn't affect the Start8 utility all that much, but there may be a bit of a learning curve as there are some differences with how the search works. Len has tried but he can't find the update. Leo says that as long as he has updated his OS to the last version before 8.1, then he can go to the Windows Store and download the update. The link is on the front page.