KB3033055 brings the Start Menu to Surface RT

The latest update from Microsoft brings the Start Menu to Windows RT 8.1. The support page of Microsoft officially announced that KB3033055 brings the Start Menu to Surface RT replacing its modern Start screen.

The update also brings some more features and functionality improvements which include:

  • To pin or unpin apps to Start menu apps grid.
  • To pin or unpin apps to Start menu apps list.
  • To unpin a program from most frequently used apps list.
  • To resize or rearrange the apps on Start menu grid or pinned list.
  • Circular frames for photos of users accounts.

While the interface of Start menu freshly added to Windows RT 8.1 looks quite similar to that of Window 10, it retains the direct access to the all your Windows RT 8.1 applications. Besides the Start menu, the update also brings some functionality improvements which can be installed by via Windows update.

Get Start Menu in Surface RT

  1. Download and install the latest update via Windows update.
  2. Right click on Taskbar and go to Properties.
  3. Go to Start Menu and check the box ‘Use Start menu instead of Start screen’.
  4. You can also select if you want to display the recently opened programs in your Start menu or not.

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These updates are optional and are being rolled out gradually. So if you still haven’t got the notification, it might be on your way. While the Windows RT platform has already been declared as a dead platform by the Redmond giant, this seems to be the last major update for Windows RT users.

Head over to KB3033055 to know more.

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