Will the Microsoft Surface RT get Windows 10?

Lots of you are wondering whether you'll be able to install Windows 10 on your existing hardware. Here we look at whether the Microsoft Surface RT tablet will get Windows 10. Also see: Windows Advisor.

Also see: Windows 10 hands-on reviewWindows 10 screenshotsWindows 10 release date and new features, and 6 things we hate about Windows 10.

A reader wrote in to Helproom to ask: "I have a 32GB Win8.1 RT Surface tablet. Will it be upgradable when the new version of Windows is released?"

This is how we solved their problem. Also see: How to get Windows 10 now.

Will the Surface RT get Windows 10?

Microsoft’s vision is for Windows to run across all product types, starting with phones, and also taking in tablets and laptops. Windows 10 is therefore pretty much guaranteed to come in an RT form for products such as the slate. However, according to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, it looks as though first preview versions won’t appear until “well into late 2015”.

There’s also no absolute guarantee that the new version of the OS will be compatible with all existing Surface tablets. Also, considering no-one has seen an RT version of Windows 10, it’s too early to tell just how different your Surface tablet would be when running the new operating system.

What will possibly be more important is whether the number of available apps continues to grow, which we suspect it will.

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