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Windows 7: Windows RT 8.1 update taken offline due to installation issues

20 Oct 2013   #1
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows RT 8.1 update taken offline due to installation issues

Microsoft is having trouble updating machines to Windows RT 8.1. The company has taken the update offline, preventing people from upgrading their RT devices.....

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20 Oct 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Lol Thats hilarious.
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20 Oct 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
MS is a joke these days

People abused me when I stated that (IMO) it is just slackness (or sheer bloody mindedness) on the part of MS, that they don't provide a proper OS installer.

Now it seems they can't even make a proper upgrade installer for the locked down RT.

Also, a problem has been discovered with the W8.1 "upgrade".
Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet

MS keep creating new reasons for people/businesses to avoid the Windows 8/Windows 8.1 "upgrade".
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20 Oct 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@lehnerus2000

You should post that in the news section. Thats absolutely another nail in the coffin for 8.1
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21 Oct 2013   #5
glassofwater

windows 7
 
 

not update to 8.1 yet.
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21 Oct 2013   #6
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

IIRC, dos6 > dos6.1 > dos6.2 > dos6.22.
Hmmmm should have stayed on dos 5

If it's M$ always wait for SP2 :-)
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21 Oct 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This RT8.1 problem is just not on a few sites and forums.
It's on radio stations news for everybody to hear as they should.
I got the news on WTAM 1100 50.000 watts station.
WTAM 1100 covers over 30 states and about half of Canada.

I wonder when Microsoft fixes this problem will it get such coverage.
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I'm thinking Microsoft was in a hurry to fix 8.0 that 8.1 wasn't tested properly.
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21 Oct 2013   #8
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Lol Thats hilarious.
Yeah, real bloody hilarious, when it's not YOUR machine that's been bricked.
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22 Oct 2013   #9
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Lol Thats hilarious.
Yeah, real bloody hilarious, when it's not YOUR machine that's been bricked.
Then you should have a backup, and restore it. Or an image backup.
Easy peasey

Don't have a backup? That sucks. That's why its crucial to have a backup before doing this.

Better yet, don't upgrade to 8(.1). Just seeing the steps that Microsoft has taken with 8(.1) makes me question why anyone would get it. I mean, its obvious they don't care about their users anymore.
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22 Oct 2013   #10
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Lol Thats hilarious.
Yeah, real bloody hilarious, when it's not YOUR machine that's been bricked.
Then you should have a backup, and restore it. Or an image backup.
Easy peasey

Don't have a backup? That sucks. That's why its crucial to have a backup before doing this.

Better yet, don't upgrade to 8(.1). Just seeing the steps that Microsoft has taken with 8(.1) makes me question why anyone would get it. I mean, its obvious they don't care about their users anymore.
I wasn't referring to my pc, but to the many people whose pc is now a brick because of this and it will cost many of them some dollars to get it fixed.
How sad it is that you find hilarity in other peoples misfortune.
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