Windows RT 8.1 disclaimer

Windows RT 8.1 includes Office Home and Student 2013 RT and is licensed only for non-commercial use (except in Japan). Certain features, macros, add-ins and other custom programs may not work on this device. For more details, see the Office 2013 RT product page.

Windows RT 8.1 will only run apps from the Windows Store.

Windows RT 8.1 is automatically kept up to date by Windows Update, which cannot be disabled. Internet access (with any fees that apply) will be required to update Windows RT 8.1. Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are turned on by default and cannot be disabled in Windows RT 8.1.

Windows Media Center is not available for Windows RT 8.1.

Some Windows RT 8.1 devices might include a graphics processor that supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs might require DirectX 10 to provide superior performance and graphics. DirectX cannot be upgraded on Windows RT 8.1 devices.

Some Windows RT 8.1 features, such as snapping applications side by side, might require advanced hardware.

Windows RT 8.1 is compatible with mice, keyboards, printers and other peripheral devices that are certified for Windows RT 8.1.

Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 11 for the desktop in Windows RT 8.1 do not support add-ons.

Windows RT 8.1 devices will only run the Windows RT 8.1 operating system. They cannot be upgraded or changed to run any other version of Windows.

Internet access fees or other service charges might apply.

The following features are not included in Windows RT 8.1:

  • CD and DVD burning

  • HomeGroup creation

  • Document services, which includes integrated tools for faxing and scanning

  • Location-aware printing

  • Network location-aware service

  • Domain join

  • Windows Media Player

  • Windows Journal

  • System image restore

  • Sticky Notes

  • Offline files

  • Sync Center

For more information about Windows RT 8.1, see Windows RT 8.1: FAQ.