Usually when Microsoft botches a patch, I put the Knowledge Base article attached to the problem front and center. That makes it easy to follow the latest developments on the problem; in some cases it also helps you roll back the bad patch through Windows add/remove programs. In the brave new world of Windows 8, KB articles aren't always close at hand -- and in the case of Microsoft patching and botching the firmware on their own machines, there's basically no accountability at all.
That's just the Surface Pro 2. I'm also seeing reports of broken Metro Update features on the Surface (nee RT) 2, after the latest patch.
Maybe you can return your machine or have it replaced under warranty?
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