1. Fred Tam's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I just purchased a Surface Pro 3 today! Really happy with my purchase!

    I just want to make sure that the system was running fine and would like to run some diagnostics. Stuff like hard drive, wifi signal and everything. Could someone suggest some diagnostic programs to run? The reason I want to run this is because I want to make sure everything is functioning fine before I install all of my school apps onto the device!!

    Thanks everyone! :)
    07-10-2014 09:24 PM
  2. zeal0us's Avatar
    I think an equally effective question may be "What kinds of problems are people running into? I'd like to make sure I don't have them."

    For that, please skim through the Bugs & Defects thread. If you'd like, here is a CNET guide to see your Windows Experience Index scores in Windows 8.1. That may address a few of your concerns.

    Also, please make sure that you update your Surface. This Tuesday's patch mitigated various known issues, change logs of which can be found all over the web.

    I hope all's well and that you enjoy your beautiful new machine.
    Last edited by zeal0us; 07-10-2014 at 10:22 PM.
    07-10-2014 10:12 PM
  3. Fred Tam's Avatar
    i will definitely give it a good read! thanks for the suggestions! :)
    07-10-2014 11:07 PM
  4. jrohland's Avatar
    • Be sure the charger is able to charge the SP3.
    • Plug in a USB device to make sure the USB ports works.
    • Install a micro SD card to be sure the SD card slot works.
    • Verify the video out port is working.
    • Make sure the type cover keyboard and track pad are working. Touch every part of the trackpad.
    • Make sure all 3 buttons on the stylus are working.
    • Search the screen under different colours for stuck or dead pixels.
    • Display an HD video with the charger plugged in. Listen to be sure the fan runs.

    Diagnostics completed.
    07-11-2014 05:10 AM

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