1. steelejones100's Avatar
    October 8 release

    Windows RT updates:

    UEFI firmware updates.
    System Aggregator firmware updates.
    Various device driver updates to enhance the Windows 8.1 update experience, and optimizations for using Type Cover 2 or Surface Touch Cover 2.
    Note These updates should be applied prior to updating to Windows 8.1.

    Windows RT 8.1 Preview updates:

    All existing Windows RT drivers and firmware were migrated to Windows RT 8.1.
    Multiple updates that take advantage of improvements in Windows RT 8.1 including:
    Increased battery life.
    Optimizations for using Type Cover 2 or Surface Touch Cover 2.
    WillysJeepMan, rmeigs and mms-pc like this.
    10-10-2013 09:25 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Thanks for the information. Appreciate it.
    10-10-2013 09:50 AM
  3. steelejones100's Avatar
    Im like a kid at Christmas waiting for 8.1 :P
    10-10-2013 10:04 AM
  4. stmav's Avatar
    That would make two of us. I'm still on 8.0 so I'm very anxious.
    10-10-2013 11:02 AM
  5. DBDev's Avatar
    Im like a kid at Christmas waiting for 8.1 :P
    Me too! And thanks for the info!
    10-10-2013 12:13 PM
  6. mms-pc's Avatar
    And now we wait for Win 8.1RT update next week......
    10-10-2013 09:54 PM
  7. quantum tao's Avatar
    10-11-2013 10:52 PM
  8. Dos101's Avatar
    Anyone have any issues with their Type or Touch Cover since the last round of updates? Just restarted today to install updates (I am running 8.1 RTM by the way) and now the keyboard isn't recognized. Trackpad works but the keys do not.

    EDIT: Uninstalling the updates didn't solve my issue so I was forced to refresh Windows. After the refresh the keyboard worked. Installed the new updates and firmware and everything is still working.
    Last edited by Dos101; 10-15-2013 at 10:45 AM.
    10-15-2013 10:10 AM
  9. loribinca's Avatar
    Anyone have any issues with their Type or Touch Cover since the last round of updates? Just restarted today to install updates (I am running 8.1 RTM by the way) and now the keyboard isn't recognized. Trackpad works but the keys do not.

    EDIT: Uninstalling the updates didn't solve my issue so I was forced to refresh Windows. After the refresh the keyboard worked. Installed the new updates and firmware and everything is still working.
    Just happened to me - i call shenanigans :) .. i am guessing i lose my config if i 'refresh windows' .. how do you even do that?

    update !! - worked with a tech @ surface support - the refresh definitely fixes it - he's going to escalate this as an issue internally
    Last edited by loribinca; 10-15-2013 at 11:50 AM.
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    10-15-2013 11:12 AM
  10. Dos101's Avatar
    Just happened to me - i call bull**** .. i am guessing i lose my config if i 'refresh windows' .. how do you even do that?
    Weird. Hope this isn't a widespread issue. Are you running Windows 8 or 8.1?

    Here's how you refresh your Surface without losing any settings, apps, or files.

    Windows 8
    You can refresh Windows without losing any settings or files. Go to Charms Bar -> Settings -> Change PC Settings -> General -> Refresh your PC without affecting your files

    Windows 8.1
    You can refresh Windows without losing any settings or files. Go to Charms Bar -> Settings -> Change PC Settings -> Update and recovery -> Recovery -> Refresh your PC without affecting your files
    10-15-2013 11:19 AM
  11. RTGent's Avatar
    I've been running 8.1 since the Preview version was made available, and haven't had any issues. Today, mine just did the usual updates on a restart. Yet, although the restart was a little longer -2 auto restarts, my PC Info and Desktop screen still read 8.1 Preview, etc.
    FWIW, I did get a screen that reads:
    Coming Soon
    In the final version of Windows 8.1, we'll add help and tips to this app...
    This came up when I dragged the Word tile to a new location.

    I have no issues with a type keyboard. Those with keyboard issues, did you try detaching and re-attaching it/them? Best of luck.
    10-16-2013 10:52 AM
  12. jywang's Avatar
    My keyboard also no longer works even though the touchpad does work. I've rebooted, disconnected keyboard, but nothing works so far. I can't refresh right now so any suggestions would be great...

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    10-16-2013 11:22 AM
  13. Dos101's Avatar
    My keyboard also no longer works even though the touchpad does work. I've rebooted, disconnected keyboard, but nothing works so far. I can't refresh right now so any suggestions would be great...

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    You might be forced to refresh unfortunately. I tried uninstalling the updates, drivers, etc. nothing worked. Even the troubleshooter couldn't find any issues. Luckily the refresh doesn't touch any personal files, apps, or settings so you don't lose anything. My Surface took about 20-30 minutes to refresh after all is said and done.
    10-16-2013 11:34 AM
  14. quantum tao's Avatar
    My keyboard stopped working also. Refreshed and then reinstalled the updates and firmware. All fixed.
    10-16-2013 05:36 PM
  15. azcruz's Avatar
    Anyone have any issues with their Type or Touch Cover since the last round of updates? Just restarted today to install updates (I am running 8.1 RTM by the way) and now the keyboard isn't recognized. Trackpad works but the keys do not.

    EDIT: Uninstalling the updates didn't solve my issue so I was forced to refresh Windows. After the refresh the keyboard worked. Installed the new updates and firmware and everything is still working.


    My Touch Cover now don't respond to most keys. Only the trackpad and media keys work.

    After checking the change log of firmware updates, it was clearly indicated that this firmware must be installed BEFORE 8.1 which was a bummer for me not reading beforehand.





    Sent from my Windows Phone 8S by HTC using Tapatalk
    10-16-2013 06:49 PM
  16. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    My keyboard stopped working also. Refreshed and then reinstalled the updates and firmware. All fixed.
    I was at 8.1 RTM and the same thing happened. Refreshed and reinstalled the updates and firmware... fixed.
    10-16-2013 10:02 PM
  17. Dos101's Avatar
    My Touch Cover now don't respond to most keys. Only the trackpad and media keys work.

    After checking the change log of firmware updates, it was clearly indicated that this firmware must be installed BEFORE 8.1 which was a bummer for me not reading beforehand.





    Sent from my Windows Phone 8S by HTC using Tapatalk
    The downside of being overly anxious techies.
    azcruz likes this.
    10-17-2013 12:08 AM

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