1. Rafal Napierala's Avatar
    Hi all,
    This is my first post here, english is not my native so pls be tolerant. ;)
    I recently bought myself a Surface Pro 3, I'm super happy about it but there is one thing. It has Spanish region lock, and when I download recovery image from MS web site it is also Spanish. I know that I can change display language but this is no 100%, some things are still Spanish, and when I tried to make Win10 beta update it was messy. Is there anyone who could provide me with en-gb recovery image for SP3? I have i5, 4gb, 128gb edition. I also asked MS help desk for assistance but they just suggest to find someone with English recovery image.. So I'm trying now ;)

    Thank you in advance
    05-23-2015 12:55 PM
  2. alan61's Avatar
    05-23-2015 04:31 PM
  3. Rafal Napierala's Avatar
    Thanks for replay, but Windows 8.1 ISO is not a problem to get. Problem is to get recovery image for the SP3. Maybe someone here have english SP3 and want to share with me? This would save me a lot of trouble.
    05-24-2015 02:32 AM
  4. alan61's Avatar
    Have PM'd you.
    05-24-2015 10:21 AM
  5. andreqms's Avatar
    Since I cannot post links, I will explain step-by-step:
    1. Go to Microsoft Surface webpage
    2. Click 'Support' in the menu
    3. Choose 'Surface Pro 3' after clicking 'Surface tablets'
    4. Choose 'Warranty, Service and Recovery'
    5. Click 'Download a recovery image for Surface'
    6. Follow the steps.
    7. Be happy. ^^
    05-27-2015 09:16 AM
  6. Guzzler3's Avatar
    andreqms,

    He will still get the Spanish variant of the recovery image with that method.

    I've run into this many times, as my sister travels quite a bit, and isn't very kind to her laptops. She breaks them, then goes and gets a new one locally, that is locked into that locations language. She goes in and makes the changes to get it to display "English", but it's never 100%. She eventually ships the computer to me, and I make note of the installation key, and use a English install disk to reinstall the operating system.

    A big royal pain in the *** if you ask me. It should be if you want to change the operating system to another language, it should be one click, and everything changes (require a network connection if need be to download all the necessary language packs and dll's and such).
    05-27-2015 10:45 AM
  7. Rafal Napierala's Avatar
    Guzzler, just as you said, recovery file is Spanish, and there is no way to change it. Only way is to have English recovery file which I still do not have. If you guys willing to help I can provide FTP server for upload. This is also pain where I was updating to Win10 IP, and it was all in Spanish! Nightmare. ;)
    05-28-2015 02:45 AM
  8. alan61's Avatar
    Have sent you a pm
    05-28-2015 03:49 AM
  9. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Rafal,

    Let me know of your FTP server and I can upload the English ISO.

    BTW, the hardest conversion I had to do, was a laptop from Japanese to English. I had to swap out the Japanese keyboard to an English keyboard also.
    05-28-2015 12:01 PM
  10. Rafal Napierala's Avatar
    Guzzler3, I've send you pm with FTP details.
    05-31-2015 11:52 AM
  11. Mikeey87's Avatar
    Is it possible I could get this recovery from your FTP Rafal? Looking for any other language then Italian for my sp3.
    05-31-2015 12:37 PM

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