Windows 8.1 update problem not widespread: Microsoft

Microsoft says a problem caused when updating computers to Windows 8.1 RT is limited to its own Surface RT devices

October 21, 2013
Windows 8

Microsoft says a problem caused when updating computers to Windows 8.1 RT is limited to its own Surface RT devices.

The issue was discovered over the weekend. Some users who tried to download an update to the year-old Windows 8 RT operating system would find their machines would shut off during the download and become inoperable, a phenomenon known as “bricking.”

Microsoft said Monday the problem affected less than 1 out of every 1,000 Surface RT machines. It hasn’t yet found out what the problem is exactly.

For now, the Windows 8.1 RT download has been removed from the Windows Store.

Microsoft also offered a way to revive the unit and complete the update using a USB drive.

Windows 8.1 articles

Windows 8.1 launched

Windows Phone 8 update

Bill Gates says Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake

Tags: Active, Microsoft, Windows 8.1

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you think Thuthukile Zuma got the job of chief of staff because her father is the president?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Top tech brands in South Africa

Sunday Times Top Brands 2014

The Sunday Times has revealed some of the results its latest Top Brands survey, including those in the technology sector

Sanral welcomes court ruling

Sanral logo

A court ruling regarding the disclosure of court papers in the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project was welcomed by the SA National Roads Agency Limited

Great tech deals this weekend

Sale headline

You can save money this weekend on a wide range of technology products, including televisions, gaming gear, and other gadgets

MTN to meet Solidarity over retrenchments

MTN logo

Cellphone network service MTN and trade union Solidarity would meet over the company’s plans to retrench managerial staff in South Africa, Solidarity said on Friday

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)