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New Windows 8.1 Bricks Some Customers' Surface RT; Microsoft Makes Fix Available


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Not everything went according to plan with Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 launch. Apparently, for some customers with the Surface RT, the new update "bricked" their device. Luckily, Microsoft is aware of the issue and already worked out a quick fix for it. Here's a statement from them,

"Based on our investigations of a situation customers have encountered updating to Windows RT 8.1, we can confirm that as of now this is a Windows update issue only affecting Surface RT customers,” Microsoft said. “While only less than 1 out of every 1,000 (or less than 0.1%) Surface RT customers who have installed Windows RT 8.1 have been impacted, improving their experience and ensuring their systems are fully operable as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We have made recovery media available for download here along with actionable guidance for affected customers. We continue to work towards making the Windows RT 8.1 update available in the Windows Store again and apologize for any inconvenience. Further updates will be provided as they become available."-Statement from Microsoft

Here's a link below to where you can find out more and get the fix if you are in this predicament.

Source: Microsoft
Clearly if you can recover your device with the correct files on a USB drive, then the device is not really "bricked"

Urban Dictionary: bricked
Urban Dictionary: bricked
To render your computer useless, as useless as a brick. Usually the result of tampering with the insides and doing irreversible damage. Bricking yo...