Windows RT, how to..?

  • How to update Office 2013 RT to SP1

    Windows on ARMAs a Surface 2 owner, I have come to grips with the fact that Windows RT, the operating system on my tablet, is a bastardized version of "real Windows". However, I love the OS, as it works great and is very secure. On the RT variant, the user cannot install classic Windows programs. While many see this as a negative, I see it as a positive -- classic Windows viruses and malware cannot be installed either.

  • Windows RT Tablets, x86 applications and Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. A better together Microsoft Experience

    Windows on ARMHello, Jeff ‘the dude’ Stokes back with a post to help you fully utilize that BYOD experience. That of course would be the Windows Surface RT and Windows Surface 2 tablets. They have a place and that place is Modern Apps. But what about legacy x86 apps you say? You can run those too via RemoteApp, and as Montell Jordan would say…this is how we do it.

  • Yes, there is a way to enable the Surface Ethernet adapter on Windows RT 8.1

    Windows on ARMEarlier this week, we were tipped to a page on Microsoft's Surface website claiming that the official Surface Ethernet adapter could finally work on the Surface and Surface 2 tablets if they used Windows RT 8.1. Unfortunately, Microsoft later told us the information on that page was incorrect and removed that statement from the site.

  • Windows RT 8.1: FAQ

    Windows on ARMWindows RT 8.1 is a Windows-based operating system that's optimized for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT 8.1 only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. Windows Update automatically keeps your PC up to date and Windows Defender provides up-to-date virus and malware protection.

  • Upgrading Your Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM

    Windows on ARMI upgraded my Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM tonight. It's not as easy as a regular Windows 8.1 upgrade, and it has some risk associated with it. You could definitely brick your Surface if you do not do this properly. I am not responsible for bricked devices.

  • How to Jailbreak Your Windows RT Device and Run Unapproved Desktop Software

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is the locked-down version of Windows 8 for ARM computers, as seen on Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and a few other Windows RT devices. Unlike the standard version of Windows 8, Windows RT doesn’t allow you to install your own desktop programs.

  • How to unlock (jailbreak) your Windows RT device

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is a sort of unique member of the Microsoft family of operating systems. It’s Windows, but it’s not. From a more technical aspect, Windows RT is actually the entire Windows OS rebuilt for use on ARM processors, which are what power almost all tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets.

  • Troubleshooting Windows RT Client Software Distribution Issues

    Windows on ARMThe recent Wave-D release of the Windows Intune service and the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 enables enterprise management of the Windows RT devices for customers using the Intune standalone management service or System Center Configuration Manager who have obtained a Windows Intune subscription for the management of mobile devices.

  • How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMOne of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.

  • How to Easily Add Websites to the Flash Whitelist on Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Surface RT and other Windows RT-based machines include the Flash browser plugin, but it only runs on websites Microsoft has whitelisted. We have covered how you can add any website to the Flash whitelist, but now there's an easier way.

  • How to jailbreak the Surface RT

    Windows on ARMThroughout our coverage of Surface RT, a single complaint has repeated itself over and over again: There are not enough apps in the Microsoft Store to offer a complete experience. What could fix this if Microsoft remains unable to win over developers? Jailbreaking of course.

  • Windows RT Gets Jailbroken to Run Desktop Windows Applications

    Windows on ARMEven though Microsoft has said so many times that Windows RT is the best way to enjoy the new Windows 8 features on a tablet, many have criticized the operating system for not supporting legacy Windows apps.

  • Putty on Windows RT Using a Microsoft Surface and RemoteApp

    Windows on ARMRecently we discussed how one can create a virtual machine for server admin with a Windows RT device. Sometimes though, you just need putty. Putty is perhaps one of the most used server admin tools by any Windows administrator. In this guide we are going to show how one can also enable using Putty using RemoteApp. The benefits in some situations becomes obvious.

  • How to Create Shutdown and Reboot Tiles on Windows 8’s Start Screen

    Windows on ARMAlthough Windows 8 was designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, we've heard that plenty of users are actually struggling to find a quick way to shut down or reboot their Windows 8 device.

  • How to Enable Flash Websites on Windows RT and Surface RT

    Windows on ARMAs you probably know by know if you're a Windows RT tablet owner, Microsoft's new operating doesn't allow users to load Flash websites, unless they're placed on a whitelist created and managed by the Redmond-based technology company.

  • How to enable and configure Group Policy setting in Windows RT

    Windows on ARMAlong with the recent release of Windows 8 Microsoft also released Windows RT which is pretty much Windows 8 designed to operate on ARM based processors. For consumers the most obvious difference of this OS is the lack of ability to run legacy software. In enterprises however the biggest missing feature is that this OS is not joinable to a domain and thus cannot be configured using Group Policy.

  • Microsoft's Surface RT: Using existing Windows apps remotely

    Windows on ARMSummary: Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.

  • Using RemoteApps on Surface RT (Windows RT)

    Windows on ARMRemoteApps aren't a new feature in Windows 8, they've actually been around since Windows Vista. RemoteApps are similar to Remote Desktop sessions, but instead of the entire remote experience in a single full-screen window, individual application windows are displayed on the remote machine. RemoteApp windows live on the same desktop and can be used alongside of local desktop apps.

  • Beware the Windows 8 to Windows RT Profile Sync

    Windows on ARMYou gotta love the cloud.  Today, I did two things of note: I received and setup my new Microsoft Surface RT and then shortly afterward I upgraded my Dell desktop to Windows 8.  All was good.  But, not for long.  After my Dell desktop had stewed for a bit I noticed that the desktop background picture on my Microsoft Surface was exactly the same as my Dell desktop.

  • How to Choose: Windows 8 vs. Windows RT

    Windows on ARMWith Microsoft finally offering its Surface with Windows RT devices for sale, some readers are having second thoughts after an initial bout of enthusiasm: Is Windows RT right for them, or will its limitations prove problematic? But deciding between Windows 8 and Windows RT doesn't have to be hard.


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