Windows RT 8.1 pulled from Windows Store due to undisclosed issues

Windows RT 8.1 pulled from Windows Store due to undisclosed issues
While the general consensus for the Windows 8.1 update has been positive (except for odd issues of the system not understanding when it is on a non-touchscreen device and leaving tutorials permanently on-screen), but that isn't the case for Windows RT users. Apparently, there have been issues plaguing RT users since the update, forcing Microsoft to pull the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store.

Unfortunately, Microsoft isn't disclosing exactly what the problems are. When asked by a user why the update was pulled, a Microsoft spokesman said:


Obviously, Microsoft is trying to downplay the situation, and it feels the best way to do that is to give absolutely no information about what is happening other than to say it only affects "a limited number of users". It would seem to be a fairly severe issue, even if it only affects a few users, if the best option is for Microsoft to pull the update entirely.

No word on when the update is back in the Store, but we'll keep an eye out.

source: Microsoft via Neowin

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20 Comments

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

And they said only ios 7 has bugs..... Nonsense

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You rushed for the first comment without reading the article I can tell.

5. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I did. Just read the article now. People here need to understand that they are not justified in bashing apple all the time. Pretending that everyone else makes perfect products

10. Beijendorf unregistered

Obvious troll is obvious.

13. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

He's not exactly wrong...every system has bugs. Although I've heard pretty much all positives so far from those that have upgraded to 8.1, it's still very possible that some noticeable issue is affecting a portion of the people who've upgraded. I have a Surface RT, but haven't had a chance to the upgrade yet. Did upgrade to 8.1 Pro on my desktop, and that is working great so far.

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

they working hard on this, oh wait they were busy making videos trashing other OEMs

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Are you by any chance on same machine as darkkjedi ? At least they pulled it back rather than forcing everyone on it as with iOS7 ...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No es bueno. Thank god Microsoft pulled the update a day after it went live.

4. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Which language is that?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Spanish. No es bueno = That's not good.

7. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

It must be very nice to be bilingual. Sadly I speak only english.

11. Beijendorf unregistered

And even more off-topic trolling from you.

12. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

What is your definition of trolling? Defending a good product that has been overcriticized? Or simpy being curious about a language? You are the real troll, beijenfhhfhdh

15. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

i love you marry me bb pls

8. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Hw to update in laptop...?

14. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Go to windows store and you'll find a big update icon or whatever you call it.

9. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

There are numerous reports of a hard-brick after or during the installation process. Once it goes into a hard-brick, nothing can revive it.

16. rromerof

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

HAHAHAHA!! A limited number of users they say. They mean ALL users. HAHAHAHAHA

18. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

just kill the RT microsoft, merge it with windows phone

19. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

The only problem with RT 8.1 on my Surface RT is getting the update itself. Downloading took forever, updating too about 6hrs (I am not joking, I literally left my Surface updating, went to school, came back 6hrs later before it's done), then the "actual" applying changes took about another hour. After that, 8.1 RT has been good to me, all things considered...

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