Windows RT 8.1 back in the Windows Store

A few days back, Microsoft pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store after consumers were reporting that the update was bricking their device. While Microsoft said that it was a small subset of the Surface RT users who were affected, by pulling the update, no one was able to download the new OS.

The good news here is that Microsoft has fixed the issue and the Windows RT 8.1 update is now back in the store. Microsoft made the announcement over Twitter, so if you didn't get in on the update before, you can once again update your machine.

For Microsoft to pull the update, the flaw must have been serious. Surely the Surface RT had to have been one of the most tested devices for the update which makes it seem a bit odd that a show-stopping bug made its way through quality control.

Thanks for the tip @WinObs

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Manarift said,
It could also fix the issue for the recovery as well should give it a try on my VM and see.

Let me get this straight... you have Windows RT running on in virtual machine? So what hypervisor are you using that supports emulating an ARM system?

domboy said,

Let me get this straight... you have Windows RT running on in virtual machine? So what hypervisor are you using that supports emulating an ARM system?

He's obviously confused...

neo158 said,
I didn't have any issues upgrading. I'm really impressed with the 8.1 update though.

good to know, I had to go to work in the middle of updating it. I'll find out tonight what happens.