I was wondering how to install all those updates with the cancelled status. Sorry, I'm probably the least tech savvy person here, but I love the surface--I got it even though all my apple friends tried to convince me against it.
Guess I never got far enough to be prompted for restart. I went to the library which has better WiFi than where I initially was and this time the download and install took care of itself.
Meanwhile, I grabbed Woody's Window's 8 for dummies book and dove in. I understand RT is different but I will weed through it to learn what I can. So far, switcher apps and the switcher pane and moving around. And the metro and desktop personas.