Part of its “patch Tuesday”, Microsoft has issued a number of updates. Among the usual fixes for Windows and other products there’s also an update for Windows RT. It is apparently an update specific to the Microsoft Surface, the company’s first tablet running the RT version of its Windows platform.
This isn't the first firmware update Microsoft has delivered for Windows RT, which is the port of Windows to ARM, and the operating system which powers the Microsoft Surface RT, as well as a few other third-party PCs and tablets. There've been a couple of others.
Update: Like previous firmware updates, today's firmware update is specific to the Surface RT. I've asked Microsoft how and when it provides OS fixes and updates to OEMs with Windows RT-based PCs and tablets. No word back on that part yet.
Today's Windows RT deliverables (which I discovered thanks to a tweet from Darren Cohen, aka @FinsUpDNC) includes a couple of firmware updates. Specifically, according to Microsoft officials, it provides System Firmware (UEFI) improvements including:
- Improvements to audio playback when in Connected Standby
- Additional capabilities for handling firmware updates during low battery situations
In order to check for and proactively install this Windows RT update, Microsoft advises users to follow this check list:
- Open PC Settings, by swiping in from right edge (or, if using a mouse, point to upper-right corner of screen)
- Tap or click Settings
- Tap or click Change PC settings
- Under PC settings, tap or click Windows Update
- Tap or click Check for Updates
To check for updates’ availability, go to PC Settings, Settings, Change PC settings, Windows Update, Check for Updates.