Windows RT 8.1 Update Removed from Microsoft Store

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riopato

This shouldn't be a big deal since no one supposedly didn't buy an RT device.

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Shalbatana

This comes as a surprise to... wait for it.... no one!

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iheartpcs

Another nail in the coffin...

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MiGreen

Maximum PC gets it news from ZDNET, so that why it is so biased!

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lordfirefox

This is the story that even MaximumPC.com should be outraged about.

http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+Patent+on+Touch+Typing+Multitouch+Upheld+Allows+Ban+on+Most+Androids/article33580.htm

I wouldn't be surprised if Gordon comes unglued on the next podcast.

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acidic

i go to dailytech often but not to read the articles but to read all the ignorant comments made by the apple fanatics. i do the same with yahoo articles. the macolytes' version of jobs' reality distortion field on those sites are just insane. they claim that samsung PRE-copied apple by releasing a smart watch first. they also claim that samsung copied apple's storage scheme (i.e. 16, 32, 64 GB) LOL. they also claim that apple created all things tech of course. pay close attention to "Tony Swash" on dailytech as he is either works for apple's PR dept, is a paid shill, or the most pathetic human being on earth with his love for apple.

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AFDozerman

I would love to update my desktop to 8.1, but when I open the store, the update simply isn't there. Any chance something like this was happening to the X86 variant, too?

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SAND_CREATURE

I got it to install by clicking on the facebook app in the store which then takes you to a splash page telling you need 8.1 and following instructions on installing 8.1 from there. (installing the facebook app isn't necessary it just takes you to the right place)

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hastyscorpion

Make sure that you have installed all of the available Windows updates. It did not show up in my store until I did that.

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AFDozerman

I tried, but one install keeps failing.

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Rift2

I had it 20% downloaded then I canceled it because of fear of messing up my uber AMD pc. Preview messed it up big time....

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I have mine in the bathroom. It's most helpful when I run out of toilet paper.

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Incognito

You must have one helluva time flushing! LOL

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Jademan

Have you already bought a Surface RT? :D

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

LOL.

That "article" is being cut-and-pasted at this very moment.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Don't hit Submit twice! EEEK!

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COMMANDER_COOK

People bought those?

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Ghost XFX

Yeah, all 300 of them, I was amazed too....

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legionera

I have more bad news for you. Remember when all those guys in Call if Duty called your mom fat ugly bitch? Well, they were right.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I bet you are a real terror on the playground....

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legionera

sigh, i can never compare to a pro like you... sensei

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hastyscorpion

I just got one for super cheap from some liquidation firm on Ebay. I updated to 8.1 last night without a problem.

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kixofmyg0t

Users had difficulty updating devices?!?!

So some users couldn't figure out how to touch the GIANT green tile that says update. They might as well give up on using computers at that point.

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Eoraptor

it's bricking devices, apparently regardless of user input on the matter. it's redmon's issue, not the users'

further proof that microsoft just needs to get out of the ARM market, for those few folks they actually managed to convince to buy and to not return a surface rt, they're breaking them...

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Carlidan

Think they want to deversify their options. There might be kinks at the beginings but for the long run, it just makes sense for them.

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PCWolf

Maybe they should buy a MAC, it's made for clueless people.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Slave much?

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Engelsstaub

Why would someone buy a media access control address?

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crwlngkngsnk

I buy them all the time (well, usually there's a device attached...router, card, dongle, mobo...).

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acidic

come on guys. leave poor engelsstaub alone. he just returned from his week long candle lit vigil for the 2 year anniversary of the passing of THE "messiah." he spews that same line of non-sense everytime he is dumbfounded and feels that his beloved company has been threatened or made out to look bad. ironically, that happens pretty much on a daily basis. let's just give him some alone time and let him mourn for a little while longer. eventually he will embrace timmy boy as his new messiah.

i'll take care of you jay in your time of great needs. i got your back buddy

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Engelsstaub

Come get that hug, bro. Two years of obsession over an internet-poster has to be a great burden to bear.

-Jay <3

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maverick knight

LOL, complete denial of Apple's existence, I like that.

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AFDozerman

What's Apple? The fruit?

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Mikey109105

Wait...there's a company called Apple based on the fruit? I didn't know that!!!!!

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legionera

you are boring.