1. mylumia928's Avatar
    No matter what method I try, volume button, advanced boot settings, I can't boot from my USB to install Windows 10 on a partition. Anyone experiencing this too? Is my surface defective?
    10-02-2014 12:58 AM
  2. mylumia928's Avatar
    Anyone?
    10-02-2014 08:27 AM
  3. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Since you have a running system, try:

    Step 1: Attach a bootable USB device to the USB port.
    Step 2: Swipe in from the right and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
    Step 3: Tap or click Change PC Settings.
    Step 4: Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
    Step 5: Under Advanced Startup, tap or click Restart now.
    Step 6: On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Use a device.
    Step 7: On the Troubleshoot screen, tap or click Advanced options.
    Step 8: On the Advanced options screen, tap or click the name of the USB device. Surface will restart and boot from the USB device.
    10-02-2014 09:54 AM
  4. mylumia928's Avatar
    Since you have a running system, try:

    Step 1: Attach a bootable USB device to the USB port.
    Step 2: Swipe in from the right and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
    Step 3: Tap or click Change PC Settings.
    Step 4: Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
    Step 5: Under Advanced Startup, tap or click Restart now.
    Step 6: On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Use a device.
    Step 7: On the Troubleshoot screen, tap or click Advanced options.
    Step 8: On the Advanced options screen, tap or click the name of the USB device. Surface will restart and boot from the USB device.
    Tried, but doesn't work.
    10-02-2014 10:12 AM
  5. David Horn's Avatar
    Definitely formatted as FAT32?
    10-02-2014 11:53 AM
  6. mylumia928's Avatar
    Definitely formatted as FAT32?
    Yes
    10-02-2014 12:15 PM
  7. laestrella's Avatar
    And you don't have a micro sd card in your Surface, right?
    10-02-2014 05:23 PM
  8. mylumia928's Avatar
    And you don't have a micro sd card in your Surface, right?
    No
    10-02-2014 07:50 PM
  9. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Ok, let's make sure you have a bootable USB drive: Attached is instructions, as for some reason the forum rules won't let me just post the instructions.
    Attached Files
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    10-03-2014 10:55 AM
  10. mylumia928's Avatar
    Ok, let's make sure you have a bootable USB drive: Attached is instructions, as for some reason the forum rules won't let me just post the instructions.
    It's a bootable usb
    10-03-2014 11:43 PM
  11. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Hmmmm.... Try this: make 2 USB recovery disks (USB thumb drives). One of them you are going to put it away someplace safe so if something goes horribly wrong you'll be able to get your SP3 back working again. The second one is the one you're going to play with.

    Try to boot off of BOTH thumb drives one at a time to see if there is something wrong with your SP3.

    P.S.
    When you are creating the recovery drives, do NOT choose "Delete the recovery partition" when prompted.
    10-05-2014 12:28 PM
  12. mylumia928's Avatar
    I'll try that
    10-05-2014 01:39 PM
  13. mylumia928's Avatar
    Got around to trying that. No luck 😞
    10-16-2014 12:04 AM
  14. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Then I guess it's time for a call to Microsoft and a warranty exchange.
    10-16-2014 11:17 AM
  15. mylumia928's Avatar
    Then I guess it's time for a call to Microsoft and a warranty exchange.
    Yep! Thanks for the help
    10-16-2014 01:44 PM
  16. wertzius's Avatar
    Do you extracted the Iso file to the USB Stick?
    10-17-2014 12:41 AM

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