Microsoft releases recovery image to fix Windows 8.1 RT blunder

Microsoft has released a recovery image to fix Windows 8.1 RT update issues after pulling the update down from the Windows Store over the weekend.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Oct 21 2013 6:55 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled its Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows Store due to many reports coming in about devices failing to boot after installation. Today Microsoft has released a recovery image that will restore bricked devices to the original state it shipped in.

Microsoft releases recovery image to fix Windows 8.1 RT blunder | TweakTown.com

Installing the recovery image is quite simple and all that is needed is a USB drive with a capacity of 4GB or larger, and a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. Instructions are included with the recovery image on how to install it on your device an the complete package can be found below.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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