Microsoft suspends Windows 8.1 updates after BSOD reports

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (4 years ago)

On Friday Microsoft pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store after some Surface RT users complained that their tablets weren’t working anymore. “Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1,” stated a Windows representative after the update was removed and queries were posted in the app store. “As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store”.

Reports had claimed that some users had been faced with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), along with a terrifying-sounding error message. This rendered the tablets in question more or less useless, effectively “bricking” the devices.

This is the latest embarrassment for Microsoft, who is the only vendor to stick with Windows RT for their tablets, after Dell became the last OEM to pull its final Windows RT tablet from sale in late September.

Source: Error Directory

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