Windows RT 8.1 Update removed from Windows Store

Windows RT 8.1 Update removed from Windows Store

By Richard Hay for Windows Observer


According to the Microsoft Support Twitter account, @MicrosoftHelps, the Windows 8.1 for Surface RT devices is back in the Windows Store.

The update was pulled this past weekend due to an issue that impacted what was a “limited” number of devices according to Microsoft.

I have reached out to Microsoft to see if I can get some more info on what exactly the issue was with the original update and I will provide that info in this post when I hear back from them.–

According to a post in the Microsoft Surface Updating Software and Firmware forum at Microsoft Answers the 8.1 update for Surface RT devices, which was just released this past Thursday, has been pulled from the Windows Store.

Microsoft Releases a Surface RT 8.0 Recovery Image which helps recover bricked Surface RT devices

You have probably already heard about the issues with the Windows RT 8.1 update which was pulled early this past Saturday due to issues with a limited number of devices according to Microsoft.

Although Microsoft has still not posted anything official about fixes for this issue, nor have they returned the update to the Windows Store, it can be fixed.

One way to fix the failed installation to Windows 8.1 RT is to recover it using a recovery USB drive with a previous version of Windows RT on it.

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