Windows RT – The “discontinued” OS isn’t really discontinued

Windows RT isn’t completely dead…

When Windows 8 was released a few years ago, Microsoft and several other companies made tablets with this on. On the Surface RT, the original Microsoft tablet, the full version of Windows 8 wasn’t on there but a stripped down version of Windows 8, called Windows RT. Over the past few years, Windows RT recieved updates. A Surface 2 was then released, with Windows RT installed on it. When Windows 8.1 was released, so was Windows RT 8.1. 

Windows 10 was released in 2015. However, Windows RT users didn’t get a “Windows RT 10” update. Instead, an update called Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 was released, offering a Windows 10 start menu. Wikipedia currently says:

“Windows RT is a discontinued operating system for mobile devices developed by Microsoft.”

Oh, so Windows RT is discontinued. Well, not so fast. Despite Windows RT isn’t getting any updates, lets take a look at the rest of Windows RT on Wikipedia.

  • “Start date: October 30, 2012
  • Windows RT 8 support ended on January 12, 2016. Customers must update to Windows RT 8.1 to continue to receive support.
  • Mainstream support for Windows RT 8.1 until January 9, 2018
  • Extended support for Windows RT 8.1 until January 10, 2023″


This means that Windows RT may not get updated, but is still supported. 

Hope all Windows RT device owners can rest happily, knowing that Windows RT is still supported!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

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