10-21-2013 09:11 AM
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  1. Dos101's Avatar
    Ni you're having a different issue.
    Looks like it resolved itself.
    10-19-2013 05:50 PM
  2. xFalk's Avatar
    That process took over an hour. After it was "done" updating, it almost completely drained my battery overnight so it evidently wasn't really done.
    Apparently you've now learnt that you never do major updates on battery power. Doh!
    10-19-2013 05:51 PM
  3. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    I updated to 8.1 without any problems too. The download and update both went smoothly. The only issue I have is that none of my Windows devices (Lumia 822, 8.1 laptop and 8.1 Surface will connect to each other via Bluetooth. My laptop and Lumia used to connect without issue. Ironic...
    10-19-2013 06:36 PM
  4. Jubei700's Avatar
    10-19-2013 07:12 PM
  5. azcruz's Avatar
    Now I'm glad I did the ISO route, I got my RTM to GA on the same day of release. My Surface RT is working excellently.

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    10-19-2013 07:17 PM
  6. HarisA1's Avatar
    You guys have to understand the rep told me "very few people with surface rt had this issue, we pulled the update so there would be no further problems. We care about our customers" word by word what the rep told me.
    rmeigs likes this.
    10-19-2013 07:41 PM
  7. azcruz's Avatar
    So those who have not updated won't be able to from the store. No problem. Geez, I don't get it. I have not searched for official word but I would not like it if I were in this predicament.

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    10-19-2013 07:49 PM
  8. prlundberg's Avatar
    Apparently you've now learnt that you never do major updates on battery power. Doh!
    I didn't do the update on battery power. I only went to battery after the update was supposedly complete.
    10-19-2013 08:08 PM
  9. inteller's Avatar
    This smells exactly what I experienced on the update right before 8.1. It isn't rendered useless though, you just have to do a safe mode recovery and get your bitlocker key. the other thing I will say is we aren't sure this is effecting surface but could be dell, Asus or Lenovo rt devices. Ars Technica was making it sound like only Surface was affected.



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    10-19-2013 08:09 PM
  10. prlundberg's Avatar
    Well there were 3 more updates that installed automatically this morning. Since then, IE seems to have stabilized. We'll see how it goes. If it's fixed it's nice they did it so quickly. However if it was so easy to fix it's another inexcusable mistake to begin with.
    10-19-2013 08:14 PM
  11. HarisA1's Avatar
    Today IE crashed HEAVY. Had to hold power and do a reboot for it to work again.
    10-19-2013 08:59 PM
  12. maj71303's Avatar
    Seems like it's just the surface having major problems with the update. How Microsoft is having problems updating the software on it's hardware devices just seems totally lame. Now they are overreacting so as to not have bad publicity which is understandable since everyone takes every opportunity to bash and vilify them.
    10-19-2013 09:29 PM
  13. coip's Avatar
    Just called Microsoft and have been confirmed with the fact that it isn't the update that is killing the RT its been the process of installing that has caused blue screens, etc. He also notified me that this is happening most likely because of a manufacturing defect.
    This is interesting. Mine updated without any problems at all. I wonder why some updated fine and others had problems. The lack of uniformity in computer issues has always baffled me, as a non-computer scientist.
    10-20-2013 03:42 AM
  14. ardaozkal's Avatar
    I upgraded just fine on the Surface Pro, maybe "prlundberg" you did something wrong?


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    No bro Pro uses Windows 8 not rt





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    10-20-2013 03:55 AM
  15. infinidim's Avatar
    I updated mine on the day it was released with no issues. I am now waiting for it to be back in the store so that I can update my wife's Surface RT.

    I do like 8.1.
    10-20-2013 08:24 AM
  16. etad putta's Avatar
    Don't have a surface, just hate to see bad news like this. Press always jumps on bad news and ruins any positive progress.
    10-20-2013 10:38 AM
  17. prlundberg's Avatar
    Press always jumps on bad news and ruins any positive progress.
    The bad press in this case is well-deserved. Microsoft needs to get its act together.
    10-20-2013 11:10 AM
  18. mms-pc's Avatar
    I guess I'm pretty lucky, I downloaded and installed RT 8.1 update the day it released, and it works pretty well so far, I don't see any problem.
    10-20-2013 11:10 AM
  19. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Let's hope this is just a problem associated with moving to a yearly cadence.
    10-20-2013 11:54 AM
  20. etad putta's Avatar
    Let's hope this is just a problem associated with moving to a yearly cadence.
    Dumb that down for me will ya?
    10-20-2013 01:23 PM
  21. coip's Avatar
    Dumb that down for me will ya?
    I believe he means that Microsoft has switched to a cycle of yearly upgrades, and Windows 8.1 is their first attempt at it, so there are just a few bugs this round since they're new to the yearly update game.
    Michael Alan Goff likes this.
    10-20-2013 05:31 PM
  22. infinidim's Avatar
    I believe he means that Microsoft has switched to a cycle of yearly upgrades, and Windows 8.1 is their first attempt at it, so there are just a few bugs this round since they're new to the yearly update game.
    Completely agree with you. This is a major process change for Microsoft and I would expect the odd issue. Apple had a similar issue when they changed their processes and still have the odd one with the operating systems that they release.
    10-21-2013 06:07 AM
  23. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Dumb that down for me will ya?
    I believe he means that Microsoft has switched to a cycle of yearly upgrades, and Windows 8.1 is their first attempt at it, so there are just a few bugs this round since they're new to the yearly update game.
    What coip said.

    Apparently, next year we're supposedly getting more minor upgrades as they move their yearly schedule to spring, though. So don't expect anything too bug in 2014 for Windows 8.x
    10-21-2013 09:11 AM
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