You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice. Troubleshooting Tips Some people unable to download the recovery image when they try to click the provided Download recovery image link. It's defined is a convertible computer hence not eligible for the free office mobile apps. It is about the only thing I didn't try ; So long story short. You find it on the back usually.
Then you'll have to track down all your Apps yourself. It only costs if they find something physically wrong Hmmm. If your device is already registered there will be an entry for it — just click on the selection button next to it then click Continue. Thanks We have a great solution, totally suitable here. By the way, i saw the network boot as an option. I would look at getting a license of office 365 or just a straight box copy of office for this purpose. If you are a Surface user this will be a page to book mark for future reference.
Go to and download the media creation tool. I used Acronis to do my imaging as well. And technically the surface 3 has a screen size of 10. I created a bootable windows 10 usb drive and try to install windows again but it won't even boot into windows setup, the laptop would stuck at the surface screen with the loop forever. Step 3: Make sure your Surface is turned off and plugged in. Everything went through without problem. Once you have completed the process, you can use the recovery drive with the image to reset your Surface Pro 3 device to the default factory settings or to refresh your device.
As this restore feature is something that's built in by default, you might be wondering what the value of these recovery images is. Just delete all the partitions. I now just go straight to a Command Prompt from tapping the F8 menu at boot up. Just assign a drive letter to the Recovery Partition and have at it. If you have not registered it yet you will be given the opportunity in this process.
Make sure you're reseting from the Windows Recovery Partition Steps 3, 4, 5. My only screw up was that I put the image backup on a drive that was larger then the next computer, so the partitions were to big and I had to just reset it. Thanks to Kyle Reddoch for the tip. The closest microsoft stop to me is 3 hours drive :. I tried this method and the flash drive works just fine on my surface pro 2 but it gets stuck in surface logo screen with the spinning circle on my surface pro 3 Hmmm. Once its completed, select the language and go to access the advanced options from the list. Please add us to your whitelist to enable the website to function properly.
In the case of Surface Pro 3 would be Windows 8. Once your recovery image download has begun you will move to Step 3 for the instructions on how to create a Recovery Drive. I thought restoring an image on a new surface would be dead simple because of the same hardware but it is a huge pain in the ass. If you have already registered your tablet, it will appear in the list, select the device and click Continue. It only costs if they find something physically wrong i left it overnight and it still stuck in that circular loop. Full instructions are available at the , but the process is fairly straightforward. Just like in the past for previous Surface devices, Microsoft is now offering recovery images for the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices.
Well, there's always the possibility that your existing recovery image is corrupt, or you may even have freed up some space by wiping it out. Visit , sign in with your Microsoft account that you had used to register your Surface device, select your Surface model, and then enter the serial number can be found on the back of Surface of your Surface to begin downloading the recovery image. Yes thought I was right on this - So I don't understand why on a Surface 3 that I'm being prompted for a 365 sub to create a document. Or maybe you need to reset your Microsoft tablet to its factory settings and keep getting errors? You might schedule some tech time with them and see if they can't get it working it's usually free for this type of thing. I need to backup everything, then easily restore. I may be wrong on this but the free office mobile apps are meant to run on windows phones, not the surface pro.
In this video I will go over obtaining the software for the recovery image if needed, and how to create and use the recovery stick. I upgraded the Surface 3 using the generic Win 10 installer, and it appears I suspected anyway at the time that there is no recovery image for me to refresh back to. No you are not right, you are confused. Press and hold the volume-down button on Surface. The file is a 5+ Gigabyte zip file.
Once its completed, select the language and go to access the advanced options from the list. Step 3: In the User Account Control dialog box, select Yes. Please I really need some help. I used to image all my computers using Symantec recovery 2013. Microsoft Store: Amazon: Some links in the article may not be viewable as you are using an AdBlocker.