Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update to fix problems

October 20, 2013

Microsoft has pulled a Windows update from its website after it caused problems on some customers' devices.

The company didn't give details about the problems but says it's investigating. It removed the RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store during the weekend.

In place of the update, Microsoft posted an apology for the problem and said it's trying to resolve the situation quickly. The company says it will give updates as soon as possible. It says the problem affected only a limited number of users.

The company says RT 8.1 is an operating system for and light, thin personal computers. It only runs built-in apps or apps downloaded from the Windows Store.

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VendicarE
2.8 / 5 (4) Oct 20, 2013
Ball Boy Ballmer is the gift that keeps on giving.

rc_yvr
1 / 5 (1) Oct 20, 2013
RT 8.1 -- Really Terrible 8.1. Lasted a whole five days. This comes from repurposing alpha-ware.
Neinsense99
1 / 5 (2) Oct 20, 2013
RT 8.1 -- Really Terrible 8.1. Lasted a whole five days. This comes from repurposing alpha-ware.

Hasn't MS been doing that for years?
zorro6204
1 / 5 (2) Oct 20, 2013
Priceless. Is Microsoft the net RIMM . . . uh, Blackberry?
Foundation
1 / 5 (1) Oct 21, 2013
The company says RT 8.1 is an operating system for tablets and light, thin personal computers. It only runs built-in apps or apps downloaded from the Windows Store.


That explains why people with work computers often hate it. It doesn't explain why companies ship it with desktops though...

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