1. jbaylon's Avatar
    I am getting a brand new surface pro 4 (i7) this evening.
    A couple questions: What tests/checks should I perform to ensure there is nothing wrong with the hardware? Are there common issues with the screen or backlight or anything else that I should double check?
    Also, what sequence should I go through on the software side to make startup and updating as easy as possible? Is a fresh install recommended?
    12-10-2015 12:31 PM
  2. boltman2013's Avatar
    Turn on then create recovery disk #1 (8GB USB3) Store in safe place
    Update fully (in settings and in store) then create recovery disk #2
    Bitlock and backup key to both recovery disks
    Set Up file History on NAS preferably or External is that's all you have
    Check all functions like camera , and apps
    Small light bleed at bottom is normal , look for dead pixels
    Turn on system restore
    Check your battery plans
    Turn off remote assistance allowed
    Turn Cortana into an ICON
    Enjoy ..no need to mess around much more than that

    No fresh install.
    Grimmric likes this.
    12-10-2015 01:23 PM
  3. jbaylon's Avatar
    shoot, awesome. Thanks for the help! I'll post back if anything seems awry =)
    12-10-2015 02:54 PM

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