How to Update Your Surface RT Device to the Latest Version
If you own a Surface RT device, you might be wondering how to update it to the latest version of Windows and firmware. Updating your device can improve its performance, security, and compatibility with new apps and features. In this article, we will show you how to check for updates and install them on your Surface RT device.
Why Update Your Surface RT Device
Updating your Surface RT device can bring you many benefits, such as:
Enhanced system stability and reliability
Better audio and video experience
Improved touch and mouse input
New features and functionality
Fixed bugs and issues
Increased security and protection
Microsoft releases updates for Surface RT devices regularly through Windows Update. These updates include both Windows updates and firmware updates. Windows updates are software updates that improve the functionality and security of Windows. Firmware updates are hardware updates that enhance the performance and compatibility of your device's components.
How to Check for Updates on Your Surface RT Device
The easiest way to update your Surface RT device is to use Windows Update. Windows Update is a service that automatically downloads and installs updates for your device. To check for updates on your Surface RT device, follow these steps:
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings. (If youâre using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and click Settings.)
Tap or click Change PC settings > Update and recovery.
Tap or click Check now.
If updates are available, tap or click View details.
Choose the updates you want to install and tap or click Install.
You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.
Note: Firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.
How to Manually Update Your Surface RT Device
If you prefer to manually update your Surface RT device, you can download the drivers and firmware from the Microsoft Download Center. This option is useful if you need to update an offline device, update many devices that are all the same model, or if youâre creating system images for your organization. To manually update your Surface RT device, follow these steps:
Go to Download drivers and firmware for Surface.
Select your Surface model from the dropdown list.
Select the .msi file name that matches your Surface model and version of Windows.
After the download is complete, open the file and follow the instructions on the screen.
You may need to restart your Surface after the update is complete.
What's New in the July Update for Surface RT
The latest available system update for Surface RT was released on 3/10/2015. This update includes:
Audio and Display driver set (v9.17.13.0907) improves audio and video experience and enhances system stability. aa16f39245