Updating Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview


Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the update to the final version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT on Windows Update. 

If you purchase a Windows RT device on October 26, 2012, your device comes with a preview release of Office Home & Student 2013 RT, which includes special early editions of Word 2013 RT, Excel 2013 RT, PowerPoint 2013 RT, and OneNote 2013 RT.  

 To obtain the update to the final version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT, your tablet will automatically be updated via Windows Update, or you can manually install the update at any time. 

 Starting today, the update to the final version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT is available on Windows Update as an important update.  To obtain the update manually:

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Search.
  • If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, then click Search
  • Enter Windows Update in the search box, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Install optional updates.

If you choose not to update manually, your device will be updated automatically to the final version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT beginning in early November, 2012.

 For an overview of this update, please refer to the Knowledge Based article listed below.

  • Update for Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview (KB2748583)

Thanks,

Office Sustained Engineering

Comments (1)

  1. Early Adopter says:

    Accidently canceled update and I can't find a way to install now. any help?

    To retry a failed or cancelled update, follow the steps in the post above for checking for updates on Windows Update – the cancelled update should be re-offered, and you can simply re-start the update.

    If the update is not re-offered, you can Refresh your device to factory settings.  This will reset your device back into a state with the Office RT Preview version installed. From there, you can then re-attempt the update.

    To reset the device:

    1.  Press the Start button.

    2.  Swipe in from the right edge to bring up the Charms menu.

    3.  Click Settings > Change PC settings

    4.  Click the General menu option.

    5.  Click on the 'Refresh your PC' button and follow the prompts.