Drivers and recovery image

Surface RT Drivers and Firmware

Only available through Windows Update

Download instructions
  1. Swipe from the right or move the mouse cursor to the right edge of the display and select Settings.
  2. Select the Change PC Settings.
  3. Go to the “Update and recovery” tab. On the Windows Update page, click the “Check now” button.

Surface RT Recovery Image

For restoring your Surface to factory settings.

Download instructions
  1. Click the Download button to go to the Microsoft download page.
  2. Scroll down to the Select your Surface section.
  3. From the Product drop-down menu, select Surface RT.
  4. Enter your Surface RT’s serial number into the Serial Number text box.
  5. Click the Continue button to get all available recovery images for your device.
  6. Click the Download image link next to the version you want to download to start downloading.
  7. For a more in-depth guide, check our article on how to download Surface recovery images.


Battery Report

Script to generate and access the latest information about your Surface's battery.

Script content


cd %temp%
powercfg /batteryreport


Surface RT User Guide

This guide walks you through everything you need to know about Surface RT.

Surface RT Fact Sheet

Download the official fact sheet to learn more about product info and specs.

Product Guides

Surface RT Specifications

Learn more about Surface RT with our detailed spec sheet.

Surface RT Warranty Check

Our guide on how to check your Surface RT warranty.

Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 Fix

Our guide on how to fix issues that prevent you from installing the latest Windows 8.1 Update 3 on your Surface RT/2 devices.