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Windows RT 8.1 bricking devices

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Microsoft has pulled Windows RT 8.1 after it has bricked devices.

 

http://mashable.com/2013/10/19/microsoft-removes-windows-8-1-update/

 

Microsoft simply calls it a "situation"

 

http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-pulls-windows-rt-81-update-windows-store-due-situation

 

It all probably could have been avoided if Microsoft didn't refuse to release the RTM to developers before it's release.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241943/Developers_flay_Microsoft_for_withholding_Windows_8.1_RTM

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Well Terry for the average windows tablet buyer/user that is bricked.

 

The instructions you posted may well work, but you need to remember who is buying these things and their level of ability/skills is just barely above a store window mannequin.

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yes but you and i know that when somethings "bricked" it means there's nothing you can do with it except send it back to manufacturer for repair or use it as a doorstop. :laughing:

 

can't remember exactly but i think samsung laptops got well and truly bricked a while back by booting uefi or something and needed returning for new repair because of the way samsung had wrongly implemented or ignored the uefi standards on their machines. :rofl3:

 

:b33r:

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I think the average user is going to give up at the step where it says 'bootable USB'....that'll be step 1!!

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Well, that's why there are guys and gals like us out there to get these rigs back up and running.

Thank you as always Microsoft! lol

:lol:

 

:) Y

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