Microsoft messes up Windows RT 8.1 update

Security expert Graham Cluley has revealed that Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update for RT tablets is a total balls up,

He said that any users of the Windows RT tablet should not waste any of their time trying to update.

Vole has been forced to halt downloads of Windows RT 8.1 operating system, after users experienced an what the firm described as a “situation” with the free update.

Fortunately for Microsoft there are not many people with a Windows RT tablet and those who have it, have not really thought about updating it.

This morning Microsoft announced that it is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1.

It has temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store and is trying to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

According to Cluley. the upgrade appears to be making Windows RT devices blue screen on reboot.

He said that the problem only affects the Windows RT-flavoured 8.1 update, rather than the regular version. And in comparison to the standard version of Windows 8 which runs on regular computers, hardly anyone has bought a Windows RT tablet.

“Maybe it’s a good thing that Windows RT and Microsoft’s Surface tablets which run the operating system have been such a flop with customers – or many more people would potentially have been impacted by this flaw,” Cluley said.