View Poll Results: What version of windows are you running on your suface 3?

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  • windows 10

    14 70.00%
  • windows 8.1

    6 30.00%
11-29-2015 03:14 AM
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  1. etphoto's Avatar
    I will admit that when I got my Surface 3 there were all kinds of issues with Windows 10. However, will all the updates over the last couple months its running pretty good right now. I HATED the mail app and complained to MS. The one in 8.1 was so much better. However, updates came to the mail app and its not so bad now and I'm getting use to it. There is another big update coming any day now and I'm crossing my fingers that will only increase the Surface's performance.
    11-04-2015 05:48 PM
  2. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I am going to be a very happy camper if the performance of my surface increases! it's awesome as is right now.
    11-05-2015 05:04 AM
  3. Stephen Borders's Avatar
    Surface 3, not the pro. I updated again, deleted the battery and updated the driver. There was a hardware update that was not there before and it seems to be running better. Still uses a lot of battery on edge and the Microsoft Solitare game.
    11-05-2015 03:48 PM
  4. Rem97's Avatar
    I'm still running 8.1 on my Surface 3 for a few reasons:

    Battery life concerns with W10.
    IMO, W8.1 is more touch friendly.
    OneDrive placeholders!
    The metro OneNote experience on W8.1 is better (again, just my opinion).
    Metro IE is more touch friendly than Edge.

    I do like W10, just not on a tablet.
    GizmoEV and HeyCori like this.
    11-05-2015 04:43 PM
  5. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Battery life is a non issue if you use IE. Edge EATS the battery for dinner. I love w10 on my surface 3. Maybe because I use my keyboard most of the time. But tablet mode is great as well.
    11-06-2015 05:06 AM
  6. 3earnhardt3's Avatar
    Using RTM windows 10 is a chore for even the most die-hard MS fan, however, using the Insider Preview builds vastly improves responsiveness and brings back some 8.1 features. Been using my surface 3 for the past few weeks to play Fallout 3 and have been pleasantly surprised at performance. Edge still stinks on numerous websites however and how hard can gesture support be, I'm sure it would only take one guy 2 days max to port it in from metroIE.
    11-06-2015 08:17 AM
  7. GizmoEV's Avatar
    My Surface 3 LTE came with Win 8.1 Pro and I plan on using it for a while that way. Too many Win 10 issues on the LTE version reported right now. Also, I cant get Win 10 to "Make available online-only" my OneDrive stuff. Why did MS remove that ability, or am I missing it?
    11-07-2015 12:03 PM
  8. eckl's Avatar
    Windows 10 fall update. Just installed and it is working very well. Was using 8.1 before this. Touch friendly now, finally
    11-15-2015 12:35 AM
  9. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Yeah, the update is a good upgrade in performance and functionality.
    11-15-2015 05:23 AM
  10. harmon rabb's Avatar
    8.1 here. The device works so impressively well for the price, I haven't wanted to mess with it. I use it as a tablet around the house, as a laptop when traveling.
    11-21-2015 10:36 AM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    Windows 10 with the November update. I wiped out all the last remnants of Windows 8.1 and started with a clean slate.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-25-2015 08:49 AM
  12. eckl's Avatar
    Windows 10 TH2 and Surface 3 Nov firmware/ drivers update. Work very well now.
    11-29-2015 03:14 AM
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