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Windows RT 8.1 Update Live Again Following Installation Bug

Microsoft Surface RT Docked

A few days ago Microsoft decided to pull the update for Windows RT 8.1, following reports of installation issues that prevented people from properly installing the operating system update. It’s now live again, following a few fixes made on Microsoft’s end, according to ZDNET.

Apparently the problem wasn’t affecting all Windows RT users, only those who were updating to the new operating system from a Surface RT tablet. It was a relatively small percentage of users experiencing any problems; ZDNET said Microsoft pinpointed the issue on one out of every 1,000 attempted Windows RT 8.1 installations.

“This was due to a rare situation where firmware updates had not completed at the time of the update to RT 8.1. In most cases, if a customer encountered this issue the result was simply an extra reboot,” Microsoft explained in a statement, noting that it also published a recovery package for anyone who ended up with a bricked tablet following a botched update. We’ve provided a link to that recovery software in the source link below.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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