How to update to RDP 8.1

RDP 8.1 can be added by installing optional windows updates, which don’t install automatically. Here are the steps you can take:

  • 1.Click the Start Button.
  • 2.Type “Windows Update” in the search bar.
  • 3.Click on the “windows update” icon, which should appear towards the top of the start menu.
  • 4.After opening window update, click on the optional updates link to view updates that are available, but aren’t yet installed.


  • 5.Look through the list of optional updates and find the update with the identifier “KB2830477.” Select this update and install it.


Alternative Solution:

You can also download this update via the web (requires administrative rights or personal device), although the recommended method is through windows update. To download this update, find the version for your computer at:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2830477

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