Beginning in July 2019, the Windows 8 Store is officially closed. While you can no longer install or update applications from the Windows 8 Store, you can continue using those already installed. However, since Windows 8 has been out of support since January 2016, we encourage you to update to Windows 8.1 for free.
Is Windows RT 8.1 still supported?
The company instead shifted its focus to their Surface Pro line of own-brand devices. As Microsoft did not provide an upgrade path for Windows RT from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, mainstream support for Windows RT ended in January 2018. However, extended support runs until January 10, 2023.
Can you still use Windows RT?
Unlike Windows 8, Windows RT is only available as preloaded software on devices specifically designed for the operating system by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
|A version of the Windows NT operating system|
|Released to manufacturing||October 26, 2012|
Can Windows 8.1 RT be upgraded to Windows 10?
Microsoft Surface devices running Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 will not receive the company’s Windows 10 update, but will instead be treated to an update with only some of its functionality.
Can I use Windows 8.1 in 2021?
Update 7/19/2021: Windows 8.1 is long outdated, but technically supported through 2023. If you need to download an ISO to reinstall the full version of the operating system, you can download one from Microsoft here.
What can I do with an old surface tablet?
10 Ways to Repurpose An Old Tablet
- Transform it into a guard dog for your home. …
- Control your media center and desktop computer from your old tablet by obtaining Logitech software or Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol. …
- Listen to your favorite music anytime by turning your old device into an MP3 player.
Is Microsoft release Windows 11?
Microsoft is set to release Windows 11, the latest version of its best-selling operating system, on Oct. 5. Windows 11 features several upgrades for productivity in a hybrid work environment, a new Microsoft store, and is the “best Windows ever for gaming.”
Can I change Windows RT to Windows 10?
The Surface RT and Surface 2 (non-pro models) unfortunately have no official upgrade path to Windows 10. The latest version of Windows they will run is 8.1 Update 3.
What is the best browser for Surface RT?
On Windows RT, your only real browser choice will be Internet Explorer 10. Mozilla and Google, makers of the Firefox and Chrome Web browsers, don’t have a problem with building new versions of their popular browsers for Windows 8’s Metro interface. Firefox for Metro is on its way and so is Chrome.
How do I upgrade my Surface 8.1 to Windows 10?
(2) Swipe in from the right edge of screen, tap Settings >> Change PC settings >> Update and recovery >> Windows Update >> tap on Check now to check the available updates and install any available required and recommended updates.
Can Surface RT run Google Chrome?
Google Chrome is available as a desktop application which can be installed only on Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro Operating Systems. You will not be able to install it on Windows RT devices.