Step 11: Turn off your Wifi, and reboot the surface. Step 12: Install kb3173424 by opening it. After that just wait for it to install. Downloading device drivers While the setup process does a pretty good job detecting and installing the necessary drivers, you also want to download the latest drivers for devices, such as for your graphics card, wireless, and Ethernet adapter in case they may not get detected. Does this fit with your experience? Let me know if anything needs adding. This normally makes sense, but Windows 8. The version was a little bit 'rusty' at the beginning, but after several updates - everything seems to work well.
Also, your chances of running into errors and other issues will significantly be reduced. Usually, you can find it on the sticker attached at the bottom of your laptop or the back of the desktop tower. If anyones interested Ill post what to do. You can let go of the power button but keep volume up held. If you have Office 2010 or earlier, you will need to locate your Office product key. Please keep this in mind before accepting the upgrade to Windows 8. Click the install Windows 8 button to begin downloading Windows 8 installation media.
Step 5: When prompted, select the language and keyboard layout you want. The primary partition, which is the C: drive when logged into Windows, is 59. Because this is going to completely wipe the computer. After the clean install process is completed, I login my desktop screen and notice that the Mouse cursor disappears. I just bought a Surface Pro 3 last week ago over the Dell Venue Pro 11. Copy-paste the following text into the text file and then save it. And yes, we upgraded to the Windows 10 preview which currently has some serious bugs for Surface tablet users.
This selection must match the edition your product key activates. However, if you're reinstalling Windows 10, you can click the I don't have a product key option to continue assuming that your computer was already activated. Someone give it a go? So what are you supposed to do? Right-click inside the sources folder, create a new text file, and name it ei. When you use a bootable media, you'll significantly reduce the number of problems. To do that you need the System Builder version.
If you click the Decline button, Cortana will still be available on the taskbar, but it won't collect information about you. Run the downloaded tool and enter your product key. It had an error code and activation was not possible Try again later. I've read the previous posts saying that everything went smoothly, but i just want to make sure i'm not forgetting anything. This also works with the boxed upgrade.
However, performing an upgrade can also be problematic. So, I just got a regular update after installing Windows 8. See how to in Windows 10. If you're signing in with an existing account, you may be asked to confirm a code sent to your email or phone, copy settings and apps from other Windows 8 computers, etc. Okay, so some of us were in this boat. If you created a backup of your files, now it's a good time to re-connect the drive and restore the files to your account folders.
That should be all you need to do. Using this option, you'll still be able to access your timeline, but it'll only show four days of activities, and your activities will not sync across devices. That was a little guide on how to recover a Surface Pro without a recovery drive. You can't do this if you perform a clean install by booting from the Windows 10 installation media. I can't tell you where to obtain one, but it is not a hard task.
Step 7: At the command prompt, type diskpart. Step 3: Search for updates, after 30m-1h you will see a firmware update, press install without modifying the update list. It's assumed that, by this point, anything you wanted to keep you've backed up elsewhere. Take the time and check online to verify your hardware and software are compatible with Windows 10. It's also a useful choice to start fresh with a copy of on a new hard drive that you just replaced, or to set up a new device that came pre-installed with a lot of bloatware. Look through our if you're having concerns about this. The installation went very smooth and fast using a flash drive.