1. infinity11's Avatar
    I recently had to refresh my SP3 however, during the process it froze so I turned it off and now it won't boot. I try to use my USB recovery but the file apparently has errors.. Now I'm stuck. If anyone can create a USB recovery image for the sp3 128gb 4gb ram 64bit , I would really appreciate it. Hope someone can help.

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    07-22-2014 08:54 PM
  2. infinity11's Avatar
    My SP3 worked out in the end. I ended up buying a copy of windows 8.1 pro for couple hundred bucks via MS Store online and manually installed the drivers. Everything works fine for except I can't get the type cover fw driver to install. but the type cover works . The cursor disappears when it comes out of sleep.... A bit annoying but can live with it.
    07-27-2014 12:24 AM
  3. jojoe42's Avatar
    Doesn't the SP3 have a recovery partition? Or did you transfer it onto an external drive?
    07-27-2014 12:44 AM
  4. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Rule number 1:
    ALWAYS create a secondary recovery drive as soon as you get your new computer.

    Rule number 2:
    Backup the newly created recovery drive and store both images in different locations.
    Personally I use IsoCreator | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net to make an ISO of the recovery thumb drive, then put that on my local server.
    Nakia Johnson1 likes this.
    07-27-2014 09:55 AM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    I would take it to the MS Store for them to redo the OS for you.


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    hopmedic likes this.
    07-27-2014 05:21 PM
  6. Phoenix Nguyen's Avatar
    Hi Infinit11,

    I was wondering if you ever managed to get a USB Recovery Image for the Surface 3. I'm desperately in need of one as well.

    I recently had to refresh my SP3 however, during the process it froze so I turned it off and now it won't boot. I try to use my USB recovery but the file apparently has errors.. Now I'm stuck. If anyone can create a USB recovery image for the sp3 128gb 4gb ram 64bit , I would really appreciate it. Hope someone can help.

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    07-29-2014 11:14 AM
  7. kevintm's Avatar
    As long as you have the serial number for your SP3, you can download the recovery image from microsoft support. I can't post the link but here is the text for the link:
    "microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/downloadablerecoveryimage?productId=100411422"
    10-06-2014 08:17 AM

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