Microsoft Fix Released For Surface RT’s After Disastrous Windows RT 8.1 Update
Microsoft was quick to release a solution for their Surface RT users whose devices died as the result of installing a Windows RT 8.1 update. The company chose to remove Users who suffered the horror of a surprise blue screen of death after downloading the latest Windows RT 8.1 update for their Surface RT’s can now download the solution to the problem.
The first sign of trouble was when Microsoft removed the recently released Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store over the weekend. The company cited “a situation affecting a limited number of users,” as the cause for pulling the update.
Although only a small percentage of Microsoft users were negatively impacted by the update (less than 0.1%), the damage done to affected devices was dramatic. The update caused problems when the device tried to boot up and resulted in the blue screen of death instead of starting up properly.
Luckily, Microsoft was quickly able to remedy the situation, first by removing the harmful update from its online store and then by providing a downloaded solution for its customers who had been affected.
If you’re one of the unlucky few who experienced a crash after installing the update to your Surface RT, simply download the recovery files from Microsoft’s site. Hopefully you have another PC you can access for the download as well as a 4GB USB drive you can use to complete the fix. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided with the download and you should be able to recover your Surface RT just fine.
For the time being, only people who downloaded the Windows RT 8.1 update before the problem was discovered will be able to make use of the new release. Others will have to wait until Microsoft releases a bug-free version of the software update.
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