As you may of gathered from previous posts, it seems it isn’t possible to install the update on a UK surface. The only way that is rumoured to work is to flash the device and select either German or French in the setup. This is going way beyond my commitment to trying this so for the moment I am done.
As far as I can see there has been no official announcement from Microsoft about if or when there will be a fix, a rumour said July that is probably not far off. Is disappointing that no one noticed this issue and they didn’t make it clear that they were abandoning poor old UK.
So for the moment don't try, it will go no where no matter how many tricks you follow.
The book is closed for me on my quest to get 8.1 early.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:35:06 PM