Wait to complete the hard reset operation. Step 7: Select Keep my files or Remove everything. That's kinda crazy, isn't it? It run ok this time. Fortunately I keep bootable images of Win 10 and Win 8. You can choose to factory reset Surface Pro with or without keeping all your files and apps. About your question, if your system reserved partition still exists, and you execute the operation restore factory settings, your machine will go back to Windows 8.
Now you can use the new password for Surface login. Did the W10 upgrade remove the recovery data? If you 1 install the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, then 2 use disk cleanup to remove the Windows 8. Then restart Surface and select Secure Boot Control. It is one of the best password recovery software I ever came across. Step 9: Tap Yes, repartition the drives, and on the next page, tap Next. This is the quickest option, but if the issue stems from your personal files, it may not correct the problem.
It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. However, if you can't remember the account password, then you still can and use the new password for login. Hi Everyone I have recently upgraded my Surface 3 to Windows 10 and I wish to do a clean install, to install a fresh copy of windows without having all the old data from Windows 8. The Menu Option Once you select to perform a hard reset on you Pro 3 tablet, here below are steps you need to follow. Surface Pro is one of the best products from Microsoft. I was having some issues with my Surface not connecting to websites so well. The steps to on Windows 10 or Windows 8.
After that, I upgraded it to Win10. Windows 10 Step 1-6 is the same as Windows 8. If you want to reset Windows 10, please refer to this link below for some assistance. Hold the Shift Key, and select Restart while still holding the key down. Select one of your accounts and click on Reset Password button. Step 2: Wait for the Surface to fully restart. What is your experience like with a full shut down instead? You can then log in to your Windows 10 account without typing a password.
Step 4: On the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot. The Surface still went into the blue screen. Step 1: From the Sign In screen, hit the Power button on your Surface. In this case, select I forgot my password. Once I get it installed, what will my options be to get the key? Insert it to Surface 3.
Seem to be having a lot of wifi issues now where it loses all my connections. Can this be done in 8. If there is no type cover attached to your Surface, tap on the Ease of Access button, select On-Screen Keyboard to open it. Then I tried to recover from the image and it was successful. When the Surface logo appears, release the Volume-down button too. Step 2: Open Choose an option window. Press and hold the Volume-Down - button and press the Power button to start up your tablet.
The only problem now is that the Surface Hub cannot connect to the pen. When Surface is in this state, does the Windows button vibrate? I then noticed using Disk Management that the 5. Also would my Surface automatically activate or should I note down the product key just in case it doesn't? Give the device enough time for the reset operation to finish. Hello Sorry to hear you are having trouble with Surface 3 with Windows 10 installed. So it's kind of strange to me. You should now see a screen with a number of management options. The reset operation will begin, and may take a few minutes.
Once, it turned off, keep pressing the volume-up button. Press Restart Your surface should boot to a light blue screen with some options on it. I have my original box and paperwork for the Surface and nowhere in there is a Windows key that I have found. How to perform a hard reset after forgetting your Surface Pro password? You mentioned that this happens with restarting Surface. It worked very well until I decided to do a clean reset today. These are bugs so it should get fixed soon. Win10 gave new life to this old machine.