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Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes

Still, company says it’s pleased with new system

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.

The tuneup, announced Tuesday, won’t be released until later this year. The changes, part of a software package given the code name Blue, tacitly acknowledge the shortcomings in Windows 8, which radically overhauled Microsoft Corp.’s ubiquitous operating system in October.

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