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  1. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    You can download Windows RT IR5 refresh directly from Microsoft using these links;

    English (EN-US): http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...44FD837B23.esd

    Other languages;

    ar-sa: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...DD0BE53505.esd
    bg-bg: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...11A3BED662.esd
    cs-cz: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...2AF81B9FD5.esd
    da-dk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...BFDF8F9FF4.esd
    de-de: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...979357B63D.esd
    el-gr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...CCE8CE1AC4.esd
    en-gb: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...B0681B1DCF.esd
    es-es: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...B9950FE655.esd
    et-ee: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...214F9551BE.esd
    fi-fi: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...F1F37EDBED.esd
    fr-fr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...FF2E995F23.esd
    he-il: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...4E408FF34C.esd
    hr-hr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...E99A24516E.esd
    hu-hu: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...696F4FCADA.esd
    it-it: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...5E4396AF9C.esd
    ja-jp: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...5ED967D8EB.esd
    ko-kr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...3AFE853B98.esd
    lt-lt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...725C04FB0E.esd
    lv-lv: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...0410A864B6.esd
    nb-no: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...386D984181.esd
    nl-nl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...66BCABAD0D.esd
    pl-pl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...00AE9685BF.esd
    pt-br: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...88EDD73334.esd
    pt-pt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...19F5A4818D.esd
    ro-ro: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...4EE2402ECF.esd
    ru-ru: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...EC5DA1EEF8.esd
    sk-sk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...2C4E9BA635.esd
    sl-si: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...FE2CFD8C91.esd
    sr-latn-rs: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...5218501125.esd
    sv-se: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...04B59E3331.esd
    th-th: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...68AC779F78.esd
    tr-tr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...2E0760B744.esd
    uk-ua: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...786FD24C4E.esd
    zh-cn: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...90C1C27C76.esd
    zh-hk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...E5535193BB.esd
    zh-tw: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/con...C126145C26.esd

    Updates Microsoft added;
    KB2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update)
    KB3000850 (November 2014 Rollup)
    KB2975061, KB2920189, KB2931358, KB2931366, KB2932046, KB2934018
    KB2937220, KB2937592, KB2938439, KB2938772, KB2939153, KB2949621
    KB2954879, KB2958262, KB2958263, KB2961072, KB2962140, KB2965142
    KB2965500, KB2966407, KB2967917, KB2968599, KB2971203, KB2973351
    KB2976627, KB2976978, KB2977629, KB2978002, KB2978742, KB2981580
    KB2987107, KB2989647, KB2998527, KB3001237, KB3003057, KB3014442
    Embedded Lockdown Manager KB2959936



    Getting these ESDs to work on the Surface 2 is a three step process.

    1. Decrypt the .ESD, and covert to .ISO.
    2. Add the Surface 2 drivers to the install.wim and boot.wim
    3. Copy the files to USB.



    (1) Decrypting the ESD;
    Download the esd-decrypter-wimlib.zip file from;
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhfYj4o5GT01hM1bUkD-PA3UP6qP_w

    Extract esd-decrypter-wimlib.zip to a folder.
    Put the the .ESD file you downloaded into that same folder.
    Right click decrypt.cmd file in the same folder and click Run as administrator
    Select '1 - Create Full ISO with Standard install.wim'
    Wait a while, an ISO file will be created
    Once complete, double click on the ISO to mount and copy the files to a folder or extract the ISO to a folder using WinRAR or 7z

    (2) Adding the Surface 2 Drivers;
    Download the Add-Drivers.zip file from here;
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhfYj4o5GT01hNIFLGPvUITUq6RNZQ

    Extract Add-Drivers.zip to a folder
    Move both boot.wim and install.wim files from the extracted ISO \Sources folder into the Add-Drivers\WIM folder
    Right click Add-Drivers.cmd, click Run as administrator
    The drivers are now being added to the .WIM files. Wait a while.
    Once done, check for errors, there shouldn't be any.
    Press any key to close the window.

    (3) Copy files to USB;
    Move both the boot.wim and install.wim files back to the ISO \Sources folder
    Copy all the files from within the extracted ISO folder to the root of a USB drive formated as FAT32.
    Make sure you have a backup of your files before proceeding.
    Now you can boot from the USB and reinstall Windows 8.1 RT.



    NOTES;
    [I]Windows will get your product key from the bios.
    A recovery partition will NOT be created.
    The Installer looks like Windows 8.1 for Desktop, not a normal Surface 2 recovery.
    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Jon4248; 12-29-2016 at 08:23 AM. Reason: May 1st - Updated drivers
    12-21-2014 08:43 AM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Thanks I have a surface 2 but what will this update bring?
    12-21-2014 08:51 AM
  3. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    It's just a refreshed image, so basically you wont have as many updates to do if you install RT using this, as they are integrated in.
    Last edited by Jon4248; 04-26-2015 at 03:43 PM.
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    12-21-2014 09:00 AM
  4. onlysublime's Avatar
    Is this going to be handled via the normal update process?

    I would love to have a newer image but I don't want to mess up my system by mistake.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-23-2014 03:41 PM
  5. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    I doubt it will be done via Windows Updates.
    There is very little risk, just make sure you create a USB recovery drive of your system, and have a backup of your important files before you start.
    12-24-2014 06:57 AM
  6. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    Updated guide and added IR5 link.
    04-19-2015 06:42 AM
  7. Hanzoligen's Avatar
    Is this a newer build than the image microsoft provides for its recovery images?

    I mean this one here:
    ms DOT com/surface/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/downloadablerecoveryimage
    Surface2_BMR_20.2.19.0.zip

    I am trying to battle connected standby issues causing battery drain and like to test your windows build.
    04-21-2015 12:50 PM
  8. Hanzoligen's Avatar
    btw. the Add Drivers batch doesn't work when you have blank spaces in your directory structure.

    Errrr.... I think you linked the spanish version of Windows. It was difficult selecting the correct language ;) Does this mean Windows commands and Folders are in spanish, too? I cancelled the installation.
    Last edited by Hanzoligen; 04-21-2015 at 03:14 PM.
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    04-21-2015 01:59 PM
  9. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    btw. the Add Drivers batch doesn't work when you have blank spaces in your directory structure.

    Errrr.... I think you linked the spanish version of Windows. It was difficult selecting the correct language ;) Does this mean Windows commands and Folders are in spanish, too? I cancelled the installation.
    Opps,
    Sorry about the script errors, I never did test it with a space in the folders, and I did have the incorrect esd file.
    I have updated the script, it works with spaces in folders now, and the URLs for the esds have been updated.

    I am only able to download Surface2_BMR_10.2.19.0.zip from https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=2yGtTzma so I am not sure what is in Surface2_BMR_20.2.19.0.zip..If I can find a copy I will try it out, it seems only the first digit is different, perhaps it is region/language?

    I have no battery drain issues in standby after using this, but I did with the original factory image, so it should solve your standby issues.

    Again, sorry about the problems with the guide, and thanks for letting me know :)
    Last edited by Jon4248; 04-22-2015 at 06:54 PM.
    04-22-2015 06:25 PM
  10. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    Updated Add-Drivers.zip with updated drivers from “System Hardware Update – 4/28/2015”

    April 2015 updates

    •Surface Platform Power Driver update (v2.0.824.0) improves use cases with the Power Cover.
    •Surface Power Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.829.0) improves use cases with the Power Cover.
    Last edited by Jon4248; 08-23-2016 at 10:06 AM.
    05-01-2015 07:32 PM
  11. Chief Wit's Avatar
    Hello, do you have an updated link for the Add-drivers file? I get an error when I click on the one posted. Thanks.
    06-19-2016 08:47 AM
  12. sepatkedah's Avatar
    hello.... do u have another link for download?
    1 can't download using one drive...

    thank's
    10-11-2016 07:29 PM
  13. Jonnz's Avatar
    Help please!! My Surface 2 OS is corrupted. I used this guide to try to create a bootable usb drive but i ended up getting an error when running the Add Drivers.cmd. just took a screenshot of the error error-screenshot.jpg
    02-03-2017 03:10 AM
  14. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    I doubt you still need help, but just incase;
    Move both boot.wim and install.wim files from the extracted ISO \Sources folder into the Add-Drivers\WIM folder
    Right click Add-Drivers.cmd, click Run as administrator
    08-09-2017 06:43 PM
  15. Wolfgang Quatz's Avatar
    Help please!! My Surface 2 OS is corrupted. I used this guide to try to create a bootable usb drive but i ]

    I have the same error
    09-28-2017 02:06 PM
  16. Wolfgang Quatz's Avatar
    Plz help me! erro-add-drive.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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