1. anon(5334066)'s Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I jumped on the leaked update files for the 8.1 update. All went well aside from the home button driver, which no longer appears to work. In laymen's terms: the home button does not work after the update. It will probably take a firmware update to fix this problem.

    Otherwise the new features are great, especially if you use your RT with a Type/Touch cover.

    Anyone else tried the upgrade?
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    03-07-2014 04:59 PM
  2. Aldrin Divera's Avatar
    I update my surface rt but my home button still working..and after the update my rt become a bit faster than before..
    03-07-2014 06:21 PM
  3. wiseguywood's Avatar
    I updated mine as well and haven't seen any issues with the home button. It is definitely a bit faster throughout.
    03-08-2014 08:58 AM
  4. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    My Surface RT is infinitely faster. Although, I still have an issue with a flickering screen. It's not what you think though. Allow me to explain:



    I edited the registry on my tablet to increase touch responsiveness of the screen. I lowered the latency and sample time to its lowest values and rebooted my Surface. Ever since that, every time I boot up and sign in for the first time, the screen flashes black for half a second. This was the case when I did it on W8.1 as well as 8. However, strangely, this was not brought up as a side effect on the thread I found the registry edit. I tried changing it back to its default values, but it still does that. This makes me unsure of whether the registry edit I performed is the culprit.


    Another issue I have - and I'm sure there's a setting for this, but I can't find it - my Surface always goes to the desktop everytime I close the last app. Dunno why.
    03-08-2014 09:05 AM
  5. Aldrin Divera's Avatar
    Go to task bar setting you can change that..
    03-08-2014 09:56 AM
  6. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I updated, and it is awesome.

    ​I have ran into no problems so far.
    03-08-2014 09:57 AM
  7. quantum tao's Avatar
    I updated my desktop but i'm waiting for the official through windows update for my surface. surface is too finicky and I suspect there will be changes before its actually pushed out. RTM is the new final release candidate.
    03-08-2014 10:14 AM
  8. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Go to task bar setting you can change that..
    The setting isn't checked.
    03-08-2014 11:20 AM
  9. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Just updated a few hours ago. No appreciable difference in performance. I had previously applied the various performance tweaks found around here so maybe I was already at optimal performance.
    03-08-2014 11:59 AM
  10. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Just updated a few hours ago. No appreciable difference in performance. I had previously applied the various performance tweaks found around here so maybe I was already at optimal performance.
    Which "performance tweaks" are you referring to?
    03-08-2014 02:30 PM
  11. anon(5334066)'s Avatar
    I did a factory today and it still wasn't working after that until a few minutes ago when it randomly started working again. I'm going to try the update again now. I guess it must have just been a fluke.
    03-08-2014 03:37 PM
  12. Will6371's Avatar
    Which "performance tweaks" are you referring to?
    Have a look here and do them all, the difference is remarkable.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...have-tell.html
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    03-09-2014 01:29 AM
  13. hotphil's Avatar
    I did the update yesterday and have been using the Surface today for note taking at a presentation. It dropped its WiFi at one point (but that could well have been the WiFi, not the Surface).
    It seems possibly a little faster at general stuff. And there's a new key at the bottom left of the PIN sign-on screen that I haven't worked out what is for yet. And intrigued to see the top menu bar and red-cross-to-close-app is now present on Modern apps. I guess people were desperate to ensure they could close an app. Personally, I never bother.
    03-09-2014 11:32 PM
  14. azcruz's Avatar
    May I request one of you with Surface 2 to share the PC Benchmark results?

    Here's what I have in my list for now-

    03-10-2014 01:47 AM
  15. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    May I request one of you with Surface 2 to share the PC Benchmark results?

    Here's what I have in my list for now-

    http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...psad0ac743.png

    Weird. According to the chart, it should be slower. According to my experience, my RT is faster than ever.
    03-10-2014 10:55 AM
  16. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Barely a difference for me :-\
    03-11-2014 08:46 PM
  17. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    03-12-2014 05:33 PM
  18. quantum tao's Avatar
    I wouldn't go by that. my sources say its rtm, there will be qfe updates when it hits the streets. but we are dealing with Microsoft here, so who knows
    03-14-2014 10:32 PM
  19. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I wouldn't go by that. my sources say its rtm, there will be qfe updates when it hits the streets. but we are dealing with Microsoft here, so who knows
    Newer version number for Windows 8.1 Update 1 revealed on Microsoft support page - Neowin

    There you go.
    03-15-2014 01:23 PM
  20. quantum tao's Avatar
    that's just because of updates added after RTM.
    03-15-2014 05:12 PM
  21. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    that's just because of updates added after RTM.
    If 31 isn't on the support page but 42 is, it means that the one everyone gets will be 42. :|

    And if that's the case, then that makes 31 irrelevant to people. Hope you end up getting the update to 42, though, if you installed the leaked version.
    03-15-2014 06:18 PM
  22. quantum tao's Avatar
    If 31 isn't on the support page but 42 is, it means that the one everyone gets will be 42. :|

    And if that's the case, then that makes 31 irrelevant to people. Hope you end up getting the update to 42, though, if you installed the leaked version.
    official build is out, guess what the version is?
    04-02-2014 06:02 PM
  23. lsoneboy333's Avatar
    I'm excited to hear about the increased performance. My Nokia 2520 is nice but I love the RT tons better.
    04-02-2014 07:31 PM
  24. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    official build is out, guess what the version is?
    No clue, I don't have MSDN. Would you care to enlighten us?
    04-03-2014 07:22 PM

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