How to Install Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 on Surface RT/2 with Fix in 2017

Most Surface RT and Surface 2 owners can't install Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 on their devices recently. Here is how to get the Start menu on your devices.

Surface RT the Start Menu is Back

It has been a while after many Surface RT and Surface 2 owners including me complaining about Windows Update and Windows Store problems after we reset our devices recently. Until now, there is still no official response with the solution from Microsoft yet.

Fortunately, there is a user that find out a direct download link to the Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 update package. I have tried to install it on my Surface RT, however, it ended up with searching for Windows update endlessly. I find out that many users also experience this problem like me. I decided to start from the scratch by resetting my Surface RT once again. And this time, I can do it and the Start menu is back to my Surface RT now.

  1. Make sure you have the Latest Windows RT 8.1 Update
  2. Installing Windows RT 8.1 KB2919355
  3. Fix Windows Update with a Local Windows Update Troubleshooting Tool
  4. Download and Install Windows 8.1 RT KB3173424
  5. Download and Install Windows 8.1 RT KB3172614
  6. Turn on the Wi-Fi and check for Windows Update
  7. Verify Windows 8.1 Update 3 with Start Menu option
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