1. donniesd's Avatar
    For anyone else wondering if Windows 8 Enterprise will install on the Surface Pro. The answer is yes. We use direct access at work, so it would just be awesome to have on the Surface Pro. No reason to have a laptop anymore.

    Its as easy as just running the installer.

    Windows 8 Enterprise, installed on the Surface Pro.


    You can find all the drivers in the "system32" folder in the "windows.old" folder.
    Last edited by donniesd; 02-12-2013 at 11:01 PM. Reason: spelling
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    02-12-2013 10:57 PM
  2. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    For anyone else wondering if Windows 8 Enterprise will install on the Surface Pro. The answer is yes. We use direct access at work, so it would just be awesome to have on the Surface Pro. No reason to have a laptop anymore.

    Its as easy as just running the installer.

    Windows 8 Enterprise, installed on the Surface Pro.


    You can find all the drivers in the "system32" folder in the "windows.old" folder.
    Did you actually do an upgrade or a new install? Wouldn't an upgrade keep all the existing drivers?
    02-13-2013 05:00 PM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    Did you actually do an upgrade or a new install? Wouldn't an upgrade keep all the existing drivers?
    You can't upgrade. It will clean install.
    02-13-2013 05:16 PM
  4. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    You can't upgrade. It will clean install.
    According to this link, it looks like you should be able to unless there is something special about the Surface that doesn't allow it.

    Upgrade from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Enterprise
    02-13-2013 05:28 PM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    According to this link, it looks like you should be able to unless there is something special about the Surface that doesn't allow it.

    Upgrade from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Enterprise
    You can upgrade from Standard to Pro, from earlier versions of Windows to Pro but you cannot upgrade to Enterprise. What it will do is re-install the OS and put your old OS files in Windows.old. There is no way to "upgrade" in the sense that it will keep your apps and data like a traditional upgrade would.

    The Upgrade Path does not exist.
    02-13-2013 05:37 PM
  6. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Why would anyone wonder this. The Surface Pro is a PC.
    02-13-2013 07:16 PM
  7. ChrisInSD's Avatar
    Why would anyone wonder this. The Surface Pro is a PC.
    Well according the lame naming convention they chose this would be "Surface for Windows 8 Enterprise" or "Surface Enterprise." It sounds vaguely like "Starship Enterprise." I wonder if it will beam me up...
    02-13-2013 07:32 PM

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