Windows 8.1 RT Gets the Windows 10 Start Menu in Recent Update

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

September update for Windows 8.1 RT was finally released today, and as expected it didn’t bring Windows 10 to devices running this OS, but it brought some of its features. Probably the most notable addition is the Start Menu, along with some minor Windows 10 features.

Microsoft Brings Start Menu To Windows 8.1 RT With The New Update

Microsoft announced the new update for Windows 8.1 RT devices way back in July. This was a little bit surprising, because Microsoft said before that Windows 8.1 RT won’t receive the Windows 10 update. People interpreted Microsoft’s decision as announcement for ‘killing’ Windows 8.1 RT, because the company said that it will bring the new OS to as many devices as possible, and devices running Windows 8.1 RT weren’t on the list.

Although it didn’t bring the full version of Windows 10, the September update brought one important feature of Microsoft’s latest operating system. By far the most notable addition in Windows 8.1 RT now is the Start Menu.

Introduction of Start Menu will definitely change the way of using Windows 8.1 RT devices, but that’s actually the only thing Microsoft managed to bring with the new update. Besides the Start Menu, we also have some minor changes, like new lock screen options, and that’s about it. For example, Windows RT still misses Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, and it probably won’t ever get it. With the addition of Start Menu, Windows 8.1 RT will now be something between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Some people also believe that this update is the last update for Windows 8.1 RT ever, which is completely reasonable because this operating system is characterized as a huge miss. Some screenshots of the new Windows RT Start Menu appeared on the internet, and you can check it out below:

windows 8.1 rt start menu

The update started to roll out today, and if you didn’t receive it already, you’ll get the new Start Menu on your Windows RT device very soon.

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