Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Microsoft restores Windows RT 8.1 update
Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 5:50pm EDT
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft says it has figured out what caused some Surface RT machines to shut down unexpectedly while downloading the free Windows RT 8.1 update, and has restored the update to the Windows Store.
The company said Tuesday the problem occurred when previously released updates were still being installed while the Windows RT 8.1 update was being downloaded. For about 1 of 1,000 Surface RT owners who downloaded the 8.1 update, that caused the machine to shut down and become inoperable.
Microsoft has offered a way to revive the unit and complete the update using a USB drive. The solution requires using a separate computer.
On Tuesday, Microsoft also began selling its latest models, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.
Windows 8.1 RT recovery steps: http://bit.ly/1h1g25k
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.