Windows 10 FAQ Confirms Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 Start Menu, Lock Screen Changes

Back in May, Microsoft revealed that it wouldn't be bringing Windows 10 to its RT devices, including the Surface RT line. While it wasn't that surprising, it was still a bummer for those who gave Microsoft the benefit of the doubt and picked up an RT device in its earlier days.

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Well, it seems now that not all hope is lost for those RT faithfuls. In the Windows 10 FAQ, of all places, there's a point made about Windows RT devices:

"If you’re running Windows RT, your device won’t upgrade to Windows 10. We will have an update available in September 2015 that will improve the Start menu and lock screen. Check Windows Update on your Windows RT device to make sure it is ready to download the update when available."

That's all we have to go on right now, but it seems likely that any mention of Start menu improvements would relate to the same changes made in Windows 10. So, that could mean that RT users will be greeted to a much-improved Start menu rather than be forced to stick with the Start screen for the rest of their device's days.


As soon as we learn more about this update, we'll keep you informed. For now, if you're an RT owner, you can relish in the fact that an update is in fact coming.