Installing Windows 8.1 RT on Surface RT

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  1. Lolvo

    Lolvo New Member

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    Just finished the upgrade, posting from my new 8.1 device!

    Thanks for the post, Omni - while not extensively detailed, your directions were easy to follow, and the install took hardly any time at all.

    Liking 8.1 so far. Where can I find a list of updated/new features that come with this OS?
     
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    man I can't wait for 8.1 to come officially to our RT's
     
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    that and I can't wait for the new accessories that will work with our RT as well. E.g. the new type cover with backlit keys - cool. I love the dark purple color.
     
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    Does anyone suffer from draining battery life so fast? I leave my Surface and do nothing for 12 hours the battery reduce from 70% to 37% and I can't turn on the screen with the power button but the system is still running I can hear the sound. I have to turn it off and open again.
     
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    This is the first full day on 8.1; my device was fully charged this morning, and it is now at 55%. A little more drain than before.
     
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    Ive installed on mine but run into a problem. Everything works until I try to put in my activation key and it says it didn't work? I was installing onto the 8.1 preview.

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    Edit after three attempts it accepted! all good -:)

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    I'm noticing a greater battery usage on standby than I had on 8.0. Can be quite a lot at times; other times not much. Turning flight mode on saves a lot but this is a problem Id like to see fixed.
     
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    make sure you have Bluetooth enabled. Apparently the 8.1 RTM did not get a fix for the bluetooth issue (somebody over at XDA noticed this). Oddly enough, when it's set to off it will drain your battery. If it's on it will be fine.
     
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    huh! well that's why I'm holding off on 8.1 till all the kinks are worked out, I'm positive MS is still working out the kinks till 8.1 is officially released on D day lol
     
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    there are kinks before and kinks after. I prefer the kinks after with all the improvements that come with 8.1
     

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