If you want to sell your Surface, cleaning the drive is more secure for you. Note: if you have any data on this tablet that you want to keep, you should have already backed it up. If you want to make sure the old operating system is completely wiped or you made changes to partitions, select Yes here. This download can be handy when you need to do a clean install or troubleshoot driver problems of your Surface Pro 2017. If so, select Replace files in destination. This process will take half an hour. As soon as the Surface logo appears, release the Volume Down button.
Here's a way to try to get some clues about where it might have gone. Select your Surface model and it will jump to the next dialog. I'm planning to do a full fresh install of 10 rather than the restore to factory where it'll go back to 8. You can reinstall the Windows 8. Additionally, the WinTab driver is provided for those professionals needing WinTab compatibility with certain Surface Pen enabled applications. We forgot to take a picture of this screen so this screenshot is from a virtual machine. I can't recall if it'll disable bitlocker for you though, so you may have to get the bitlocker key from OneDrive.
This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface Pro, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. Open the web site: download recovery image for Surface, and sign in with your Microsoft account. I've read the previous posts saying that everything went smoothly, but i just want to make sure i'm not forgetting anything. I suggest using Rufus for that: Step 3. Can I run the Windows 10 Pro upgrade process on the Surface Pro 2 which would include activating it and then completely format the drive and install Windows 10 Pro on the clean drive and it will activate itself without needing to enter a product key? So you will need to check and disable BitLocker for your drive if its turned on. So what are you supposed to do? Step 3: Press and hold on the volume-down button, while press and release the power button. Hi, I'm Hady and I lead an awesome group of talented people building product at.
Cancel is the only available option at that point. The right Surface Laptop To complete this guide, you'll need to be using a 1st generation Surface Laptop, as the Surface Laptop 2 did not come with Windows 10 S and as such, cannot be reinstalled on that device using official recovery media. Step 2: Select Install Windows 10 once the installer starts up. Make sure you backed up all your data first, as this process will remove all your apps, documents and settings. Step 3: Right-click on Start Button and select System from the context menu.
You may be prompted to replace already existing files in the destination. From the Login Screen 1. I am passionate about software craftsmanship, and you will find me these days mulling the following quesiton in my head - how to create an environment that encourages teams to take ownership and genuinely care about what they do. It will ask you for an install key, and might not accept your real Surface key. It will take you about 3 hours to download the recovery image file, make sure you have enough time, and wait for it patiently. It's sitting at home right now restoring from the boot mode it noticed that it crashehd and sent me there, with Danish language. But that's not really a good option - to lose your tablet for two weeks over a software problem? To do that, you're going to need your Surface Laptop serial number and some time to allow the download to complete.
But sadly you don't have a recovery partition or a flash drive! Step 1: Open your Surface, and login to Windows. Just go on with the instructions on the screen to set your Surface. You can find the 12-digit serial number on the bottom of your Surface Laptop. Click on Step 1: Select your product, and then the Surface models will be showed for you. Instead, this latest time around, I tried something different, and it worked first shot in next to no time.
Your Surface Laptop should now be recovered and running Windows 10 S. For example opening settings or the on screen keyboard just dont happen. So, here you have it. If your Surface tablet is still running Windows 8. And yes, we upgraded to the Windows 10 preview which currently has some serious bugs for Surface tablet users. As you install and remove apps from your Surface Pro, the device may begin to lag and run slowly. Load times forever, bluescreens on start, programs crashing on the lockscreen etc.
Step 1: Download a recovery image for your Surface. You can for your device and reload the image, this also has the ability to transparently recover the other partitions on the drive. Step 5: Finally, turn off system restore: Launch Start Menu and search for Restore Point. In addition, users will have to allocate sufficient storage space and then proceed with the final installation process. I can't tell you where to obtain one, but it is not a hard task.
Okay, so some of us were in this boat. Go to Windows Update, and install everything. The second alternative is that Microsoft will request you send your device to have it replaced. The last update seems to have made it very broken. At least, I only had one grief with it until the first time I tried to do a clean install of Windows 8. Again, this points to the troubleshooting which doesnt always solve this permanent problem.