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Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 for Surface RT 64GB: Features, Benefits, and Download Link


How to Download and Install Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 on Surface RT 64GB




If you own a Surface RT 64GB device, you might be wondering how to get the latest Windows update that can enhance your user experience. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 on your Surface RT 64GB in a few easy steps.


Introduction




Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is a free update that was released by Microsoft in September 2022 for devices running Windows RT 8.1. This update includes improvements to the Windows desktop experience for Surface RT and Surface 2 devices. With this update, you can enjoy a familiar and easy-to-use Start menu that gives you quick access to your desktop and all your apps, files, settings, and power options. You can also customize the Start menu by pinning, resizing, moving, and grouping tiles according to your preferences. In addition, this update also brings some desktop improvements, such as better scaling for high-DPI devices, improved touchpad settings, and enhanced security features.




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Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is compatible with Surface RT 64GB devices that are running Windows RT 8.1. However, before you install the update, you need to make sure that your device has enough battery power, backup your important data, and connect to a reliable internet connection. You also need to have at least 2 GB of free space on your device to download and install the update.


Step 1: Check if you already have the update installed




Before you download the update, you need to check if you already have it installed on your Surface RT 64GB. To do this, you need to view your update history and look for Update for Windows (KB3033055), which is the name of the update package for Windows RT 8.1 Update 3. Here are the steps to view your update history:


  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings.



  • Tap Change PC settings and then tap Update and recovery.



  • Tap View your update history and look for Update for Windows (KB3033055).



If you see this update in your history, it means that you already have Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 installed on your device. You can skip to Step 4 and turn on the Start menu. If you don't see this update in your history, it means that you need to download and install it from Windows Update.


Step 2: Download the update from Windows Update




To download Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 from Windows Update, you need to access Windows Update and select the important update for Windows RT 8.1 Update 3. Here are the steps to download the update from Windows Update:


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  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings.



  • Tap Change PC settings and then tap Update and recovery.



  • Tap Check now and wait for Windows to find available updates for your device.



  • Tap View details and look for the important update for Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 (Update for Windows (KB3033055)).



  • Check the box next to this update and tap Install.



  • Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update.



This process may take some time depending on your internet speed and device performance. Do not turn off or restart your device during this process.


Step 3: Restart your Surface RT 64GB




After the update is installed, you need to restart your Surface RT 64GB to complete the configuration process. Here are the steps to restart your device:


  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings.



  • Tap Power and then tap Restart.



  • Wait for your device to restart and finish configuring the update.



This process may also take some time depending on your device performance. Do not turn off or interrupt your device during this process.


Step 4: Turn on the Start menu




After your device restarts, you need to turn on the Start menu to enjoy the new feature of Windows RT 8.1 Update 3. Here are the steps to turn on the Start menu:


  • Go to the desktop by tapping or clicking the Desktop tile on the Start screen or by pressing the Windows logo key + D on your keyboard.



  • Right-click on an empty space on the taskbar and select Properties.



  • Select the Navigation tab and check the box next to Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen under Start screen section.



  • Click OK and then click Sign out now when prompted.



  • Sign in again with your Microsoft account or local account credentials.



You should now see the new Start menu on your desktop. You can also switch between the Start menu and the Start screen by clicking or tapping the Start button on the taskbar or by pressing the Windows logo key on your keyboard.


Step 5: Enjoy the new features of Windows RT 8.1 Update 3




Now that you have turned on the Start menu, you can enjoy the new features of Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 on your Surface RT 64GB. Here are some of the things you can do with the Start menu:


  • Use the Start menu to access your apps, files, settings, and power options. You can also search for anything on your device or online by typing in the search box or by pressing the Windows logo key + S on your keyboard.



  • Customize the Start menu by pinning, resizing, moving, and grouping tiles. You can pin any app, file, folder, or website to the Start menu by right-clicking or pressing and holding on it and selecting Pin to Start. You can also resize, move, and group tiles by dragging and dropping them on the Start menu.



  • Switch between the Start menu and the Start screen by clicking or tapping the Start button on the taskbar or by pressing the Windows logo key on your keyboard. You can also access the All apps view by clicking or tapping the All apps button at the bottom-left corner of the Start menu or by swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen.



You can also use the desktop improvements that come with Windows RT 8.1 Update 3, such as better scaling for high-DPI devices, improved touchpad settings, and enhanced security features. For more information about these improvements, you can visit this Microsoft Support article.


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