Microsoft quickly removed their Windows 8.1 upgrade for Windows 8 tablet users (Windows RT 8.1) from the download store after they reportedly discovered some issues “affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1.”
The 8.1 upgrade is the return of the beloved start button for Windows 8.
This is a very embarrassing situation for Microsoft, but they have to count themselves lucky that this error didn’t pop-up for PC users, which would have been a complete upgrade disaster. We’re not sure how many Windows Tablet users were anxiously awaiting the upgrading go-live date and time, but we can only assume that it weren’t that many.
Here’s the official note from Microsoft:
“Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide updates as they become available.”
In contrast, imagine what the effect would be if Apple had to pull it’s latest iOS download from stores minutes after making it live. Microsoft may have dodged a bullet here, let’s hope they get their ducks in a row for the 8.1 PC upgrade later this week.
[Microsoft removes Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade: Source]