Go back to the recovery image. I'm wondering if the tablets have some additional hardware fingerprint checking so that it's as difficult as possible to change boot options. Note that I have used both 32gb and 16gb flash drives successfully. I'm not sure if I changed the other settings and it would have worked or if there is a bug which only worked when done this way, but I finally booted from the 14393 Surface Book recovery image and then upgraded and it all works. 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 believe the magic formula that finally worked was: Create recovery drive as documented by Microsoft on Surface support for your model. I have tried an external hardrive with Windows Vista on, a Windows 98 Microsoft-dos boot disk and even a Windows repair disk on an external disk drive. When your Surface laptop is closed, how to set boot option? No change to get usb boot working. This one works fine with both! Don't think you copy over anything. I did some research and found I was not alone and other people were struggling as well.
This process will take you about 3 hours, make sure you have enough time, and wait patiently. Any idea how to boot my sp4 from usb media? If yours is and you do not disable it before making anything of the changes I mentioned, you may lose data. After that, you will see the installer start. Have a question about this project? Microsoft Surface lineup made an easy for users to recover their devices in case something went wrong by included a recovery partition on every model. Also tested with internal disk disabled. After about 30 minutes and reading plenty of guides, I used a manual hard shutoff.
Hold on pressing Volume down Control Key. All tablets use flash memory in lieu of the hard drive found in most computers. I'll test it soon, but first I have to reinstall needed software and take care about some other tasks because vacation is over now. Booting from the recovery drive gives you access to system repair tools that can often fix whatever ails the operating system. You can find the 12-digit serial number on the bottom of your Surface Laptop.
When I tried turning the device all the way on and then using shift-click Restart through the Start menu, I was hit with a blue 'Preparing Windows' screen that advised me to not turn off the device. Rufus is not necessary if you formatted your flash drive on the sp4. From here I am unsure which thing finally made it work so i will describe the things I did. A blue screen with language selection options will appear. This used to be a more common procedure. So you will have to spend a little time reinstalling those. I'll try it in the next days.
After sucessfully finished recovery all strange problems are gone! Has anyone has this issue. We quickly deduced that the flash memory device inside the Surface Pro 4 tablet had failed. Does Windows 10 require some sort of validation of all boot devices or something? Note Surface Pro only supports , so it's possible only a 64bit windows repair disk will work. To do that, you're going to need your Surface Laptop serial number and some time to allow the download to complete. For more details about creating a recovery drive, see.
But they still cannot think or make decisions the same way we or even a dog or cat can, although their mathematical prowess can make it seem otherwise. 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. You may be prompted to replace already existing files in the destination. Unfortunately their response was that Enterprises didn't like personal data intermingling with business data so they quietly blocked it outright rather than discussing it with the Insider community directly or making group policies available to manage it. So the problem isn't related to your howto, but it prevents me to follow your instructions. Press Power icon and release it.
Usually, when a computer gets stuck in a boot loop, the problem has to do with the operating system. So steps 7 and 8 are meant to be your system files for a full factory restore. Fixing a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Boot Loop… The Gillware Way Most of the time this method will work when your Surface Pro keeps restarting. I'm not sure why it's no longer available, but it's quite bothersome, as I can't find any reason about it or any information on limitations to access. This process will take half an hour. Now please follow introductions below to when Surface is closed or open. Take those steps out and the restore takes 10 minutes and works! Sometimes the problem with the file is more permanent.
Important note 2: While all my files remained intact, the recovery did remove my applications like Firefox and Chrome etc. From prior experience with Surface Pro tablets, Cody was prepared to deal with one of two possible tablet data recovery situations. It looks like a problem with the surface pro 4, because all usb media boot up fine with my dell notebook. Pen setup and settings for type cover. I fail before I could try to shrink the disk or install debian.
If so, select Replace files in destination. Related Articles: This entry was posted in. To create a recovery drive, you will need to download recovery image for your from the Microsoft Support website. After following the instructions to create a recovery drive with the image, I couldn't get it to boot from the recovery drive. If you are trying to boot to the recovery usb flash drive using the 2 button power + volume down power up that may be your problem. I am never seeing any options for inputing language or keyboard preferences. Aside from nuking it from space it's the only way to be sure.