Windows 8.1 Update 1 arriving on March 11

Update is said to reduce memory and disk space requirements to help tablets

According to reports, Microsoft is preparing its first update for Windows 8.1 with leaks slating it for a March 11 release date.

According to a source of ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is set to release Windows 8.1 Update 1 on March 11.

The Patch Tuesday will see Microsoft push the update via a Windows Update.

The source suggests that the update will lower memory usage and disk space requirements for the Operating System.

Update 1 will improve performance on PC’s but will also make life much easier for tablet users too.

Previous leaked images of Update 1 show Metro-style and Windows Store apps returning to the desktop bar.

Russian leaker Wzor has also obtained a screenshot displaying the search and shutdown buttons at the top-right of the start screen.

Both of which are currently hidden in the Charms Bar settings causing some users to complain.

It also seems that right-clicking will now let users to resize, pin and uninstall Live Tiles.

T3 previously reported that Microsoft is set to reveal Windows 9 in April at Build 2014.