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  1.    16 May 2016 #21

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Good idea that.... but I can't believe MS does not include native drivers for their own hardware in the standard installation media though.
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  2.    16 May 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Thank you for the link.
    I did find this particular link after I had returned the SP Pro 4 to be serviced though I doubt whether it would work in my case.
    Superfly in his post, following yours hit the nail on the head.....No Native Drivers.....without which impossible to install.
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  3.    16 May 2016 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Good idea that.... but I can't believe MS does not include native drivers for their own hardware in the standard installation media though.
    Drivers and Firmware have been a problem with the SP Pro 4....many updates already trying to sort out the various bugs.
    M$ do in fact do a Surface Firmware and Driver Pack, though how to install it when I cannot get past the EUFI page.
    I believe M$ in order to boost the security of this product have made it almost impossible to rectify without specialist equipment or knowledge.
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  4.    17 May 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Good idea that.... but I can't believe MS does not include native drivers for their own hardware in the standard installation media though.
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Thank you for the link.
    I did find this particular link after I had returned the SP Pro 4 to be serviced though I doubt whether it would work in my case.
    Superfly in his post, following yours hit the nail on the head.....No Native Drivers.....without which impossible to install.
    Ya never know until you know

    Using a Microsoft Surface USB recovery drive

    Not sure if this helps you get past the UEFI page or not
    Use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) on Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book | UEFI settings
    - you could of course chat with a live agent - sometimes it's useless, other times, not so much

    Surface Firmware and Driver Pack: Download Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware from Official Microsoft Download Center
    Select SurfacePro4_Win10_160701_1.msi

    and since it's UEFI - the USB must be formatted FAT32 (although I've read that might no longer be true ... but just in case)

    My real response is: Why would MS offer a Recovery image specific to Surface and specific to each model? There must be something unique in the package or else I think the support page would just point you to the Media Creation Tool

    but then I know nothing about these things
    No really, I know nothing about the Surface products.
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  5.    19 May 2016 #25
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    Not a lot of info to go on? Stand alone? Built into Windows? What is his definition of a "clean installation"? Enquiring minds want to know?
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  6.    19 May 2016 #26
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    I do a clean install of Windows, then back it up using something like Aomei, Acronis, or Macrium. They will create a 35-30 GB compressed boot drive image on my storage drive. If something goes wrong, boot from a DVD and Windows is totally restored in 15 minutes.

    I keep a totally clean version, and a current version with all programs installed. I don't get how anything could be better.

    Now, that's me. When friends and relatives call me to rescue them, my method is useless. The new Windows solution could help a lot in that case. I'm all for it.
    Last edited by bobad; 20 May 2016 at 13:35.
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  7.    20 May 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobad View Post
    I do a clean install of Windows, then back it up using something like Aomei, Acronis, or Macrium. They will create a 35-30 GB compressed boot drive image on my storage drive. If something goes wrong, boot from a DVD and Windows is totally restored in 15 minutes.
    I keep a totally clean version, and a current version with all programs installed. I don't get how anything could be better.
    Now, that's me. When friends and relatives call me to rescue them, my method us useless. The new Windows solution could help a lot in that case. I'm all for it.
    Likewise, but, the initial install contains things I would never want, so....
    after tweaking and tuning Windows to my liking, only THEN, do I make that initial backup of my C: drive, to an external HD.
    If I ever need to Restore that initial backup, I've saved myself all the time it takes to do all the tweaking and tuning.

    Remember: "The only bad backup is the one you decided NOT to make".

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  8.    16 Jun 2016 #28
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    Download: Refresh Windows Tool


    Download: Refresh Windows Tool

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    Download:
    download.microsoft.com/download/8/7/5/8754417B-C1A4-4D6C-8424-E1CD99F51B28/RefreshWindowsTool.exe

    See also: Coming Soon: A Tool to Start Fresh
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...=1463023852150

    Note:

    What’s very important to note, however, is that this program only works with Redstone builds, so if you want to use it on a computer running the stable version of Windows 10, it won’t launch.
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  9.    16 Jun 2016 #29
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    Thanks.. that will come in handy on July 29th.
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  10.    16 Jun 2016 #30
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    That should be helpful in the future....
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