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Microsoft Readies Windows Update as PC Sales Slump

Microsoft Corp. is preparing an update for Windows 8 as new licensing figures indicate the new operating system isn’t fueling enough demand to reverse a slump in personal-computer sales.

The 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold since the software’s debut in October are in the “general ballpark” with the previous version during a similar period, Tami Reller, chief financial officer of the Windows division, said in an interview last week.