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Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 comes with a multitude of minor issues that lead to its eventual recall from the Windows store.

The new edition of RT was live for 48 hours before it was taken away. Microsoft’s main concerns were that while attempting to do the update for a small amount of users, it was causing grief and leading to bricked tablets.

In the wake of this news, Microsoft has launched a factory recovery image. What these do is allow users to essentially go backwards and recovery what is now lost, leaving them with a un-bricked tablet once more.

The rather embarrassing moment for the Redmond company will leave what users the Surface tablets do have without any update for a little while. MS announced that this is only a temporary take down on the Windows 8.1, and it will be going live again in the near future once they have fixed the problems.

For now, if you are the owner of one of these tablets and are experiencing the brick, you can head over to this link and on the Microsoft download page there will be the recovery image.

A lot of the complaints received were coming from users of the ARM and OEM based machines.

This is what MS came out and said after the event:

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 give updates as they become available.

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