Surface RT firmware

Microsoft inadvertently released a problem into the Surface RT Tablet when they released the last patch Tuesday updates (January 8). A Surface RT firmware update released along with many others seems to be the culprit. Users who downloaded and installed the updates are unable to access the Windows Store and or the Windows Update options. Microsoft has released a statement that they are working on a fix and that it would be ready by early February.

Some Windows RT customers who attempted to apply January’s bulletins had issues installing updates. Specifically, impacted Windows RT devices went into connected standby mode during the download of updates from Windows Update, causing the connection to be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are working to correct the issue; we expect to have a fix in place in the first week of February.

It was also revealed that the update with the fix will be applied for all ARM based RT devices. Needless to say that the update will be particularly beneficial for the Surface RT Tablet users who constitute the majority of ARM based device users.


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