Thanks a heap for this guide, thought my Surface was done for. The upgrade itself was just shit if you ask me. If have difficult to boot, see. Can not figure out how to get it back up and running without formating and do a clean install of everything. And the reset takes you back to the version you have, eg straight to creators update? Run Windows Update after anyway because it may not get everything during the install. Wanted to do clean install on surface to see how I liked it before doing clean install on desktop.
So I just fixed it all myself. When it boots off of the usb there are 4 partitions, including the usb, that show up. Now click Install to begin the Windows 10 reinstallation. Recovering with restore point won't affect your personal data, but will remove the programs and drives installed after the point. So does that still give you the nice initialization process where it asks you to set your language, pair your pen, setup Windows Hello, etc? These updates will smooth the installation by including important fixes and updated device drivers. I can see a recovery partition but can't seem to use it.
Power off the device, press and hold volume up button then power on the device. Step 5: Enter your administrator account password, and tap on Continue. I've read the previous posts saying that everything went smoothly, but i just want to make sure i'm not forgetting anything. Weighing at just 522g, the 10-inch. This will create a folder in the same directory as your downloaded recovery file, into which the contents will be extracted. I have a bootable usb drive from my desktop computer 64bit Windows 10 home. Decided to restore from the cloud.
Well, first you ask Microsoft support. Just have to get your windows key first. Microsoft finally unveiled its latest generation of the Surface Pro lines with significant updates. Quote: Originally Posted by westjgames Thanks a heap for this guide, thought my Surface was done for. When surface logo appears, release Vol down. With this subscription, you get access to desktop versions of Office applications Outlook,. A user on Reddit shared this file and I also downloaded myself from Microsoft alternatively, so I could verify that his file is legit.
Step 5: Select the point that you want to restore, and tap on Next. After seeing the surface logo, release the volume up button, that will take you to the settings. However, after trying to use the recovery flash drive, the windows version was still 10586, not 10240. But sadly you don't have a recovery partition or a flash drive! We could refer to the following link to troubleshoot this issue. Note that this way will erase your personal files on the non-working computer, so you will need to first back up all the files you want to keep. Only realised it could be done after listening to Windows weekly this week and hearing Paul Thurrott mention it.
Note: Method 2 and Method 3 only work on computers that can still start up normally. Microsoft provides Surface customers with recovery images that allow you to reset your Surface as if it was just new out of the box. Step 4: Tap on Next. Have a nice weekend guys and good luck. One method is to use the Clone Disk feature of MiniTool ShadowMaker or Copy Disk of MiniTool Partition Wizard to clone Windows 10 to a new hard drive. Tips: If want to know what programs and drives will be affected on your system after restoring to the point, tap on Scan for affected programs. Want to fix your operating system by reinstalling Windows 10 without losing data? Can i re-install windows 10 on a surface pro 4 from a usb stick? It will be reasonably up to date with drivers and such so the install will be easier and much faster.
I've tried all options in the troubleshoot options to no avail. Go to Windows Update, and install everything. And turn off your Surface. I suggest using Rufus for that: Step 3. To do that, hold the volume down button when turning on your Surface Step 4. Step 4: Select your preferences, and follow the instructions to create an installation media. Step 7: The setup will start looking for updates and downloading them.
It will ask you for an install key, and might not accept your real Surface key. Be sure to format the usb as fat32 before you copy over the recovery image. For more details about creating a recovery drive, see. Also, did you have to install any other drivers? You may need to confirm while saving and rebooting the device. I've run Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education versions on my laptop with no issues.
Now out of curiosity if i have an official windows disc and i install it on the surface would i need to do any settings changes to get the best performance using the surface? This process will take half an hour. Just using upgrade version on desktop for now. 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. I can see a recovery partition but can't seem to use it. Step 5: The setup will check for some available updates.
I could see it was disabled and I could choose to enable it but nothing happened. Haven't had any issues using windows 10 on my surface pro yet. If you're planning to sell your Surface Laptop, go back to Windows 10 S after an upgrade to Pro, or are having technical difficulties, recovering the Surface Laptop is recommended. But that's not really a good option - to lose your tablet for two weeks over a software problem? My main computer is a desktop. To reinstall Windows 10 without losing data, you should choose Keep my files. Your Surface Laptop should now be recovered and running Windows 10 S. This will restart your Surface Laptop and take some time, but when it's done, Windows 10 S will be back on your Surface Laptop.