Surface RT Bricked By 8.1? Microsoft Has A Fix

Surface RT Bricked By 8.1? Microsoft Has A Fix
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If you upgraded to Windows 8.1 on a Surface RT last week, there was a chance your tablet got bricked. Microsoft now has a solution to hand — but it’s not a small download.

The Surface RT recovery image weighs in at 3.7GB, which means you’ll need a decent sized USB drive to install it to. It should return a bricked Surface RT to factory default — a timely reminder that backup of your own files should be a first step, not a last minute emergency step — and get you back up and working.

Surface RT Recovery Image [Microsoft]


  • I think that 3.7GB is quite small for a recovery image of a 16GB OS. That’s pretty good compression.

  • Wouldn’t be surprise if it has to download a bunch of stuff once it’s up and running again.

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