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  1. Guzzler3's Avatar
    UPDATE: I no longer recommend trying this. See follow up post below.
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    Okay,

    This will allow both the New SP4 Pen and the Old SP3 pen to gain the new Button Customizations in the new Surface App to work on a Surface Pro 3.

    First you need to download the current Surface Pro 4 Drivers from Microsoft.
    Go to: Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware and then select the red Download button.
    Select the SurfacePro4_Win10_151203_0.zip file and press the "Next" button.
    When the download completes, extract the ZIP file.

    Now go into Settings, Devices, Bluetooth, click on "Surface Pen", and then "Remove Device".

    Then in Cortana enter "Device Manager" (without quotation marks) and open the device manager control panel program.
    Expand the "Human Interface Devices" and right click and select "Uninstall" the following:
    HID-compliant Pen
    Surface Pen Settings

    Select "Delete the driver software for this device" if it is an option.

    Restart after both have been uninstalled.

    After the restarting, you are going go back to the extracted Surface Pro Drivers and navigate to the following directories:
    \SurfacePro4_Win10_151203_0\SurfacePro4_Win10_151203_0\Drivers\Pen\
    SurfacePen
    SurfacePenPairing
    SurfacePenSettingsDriver

    In each of the three above directories will be an .INF file, right click and select "Install".

    Restart your system.

    Then go back into Settings, Devices, Bluetooth. Do a LONG press on the top button on the pen, and pair you pen to your system.

    Now you can go back into the Surface App and you will have the additional "Button Customizations".

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Guzzler3; 12-21-2015 at 03:37 PM.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-17-2015 12:58 PM
  2. smbishop's Avatar
    Finally had a chance to try this and it worked perfectly on my SP3. Thank you very much for sharing!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-21-2015 06:25 AM
  3. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I'm going to have to no longer recommend doing this.

    When Windows Update does it's normal check in the background it will revert the drivers back. Then you run into a driver config error, and you start to get blue screens.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-21-2015 03:35 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    When Windows Update does it's normal check in the background it will revert the drivers back. Then you run into a driver config error, and you start to get blue screens.
    Title updated.
    12-21-2015 03:52 PM
  5. loribinca's Avatar
    wasn't this stuff supposed to work seamlessly - it's not like it's the same company making the product ... oh .. wait....
    rbcameron likes this.
    12-21-2015 04:01 PM
  6. rbcameron's Avatar
    The tragic thing is that this procedure shows that there is nothing in the hardware (tablet or pen) that prevents customisation of buttons, just a (marketing?) decision by MS not to include this ability for S3/SP3.
    02-19-2016 04:36 PM
  7. Dennis German's Avatar
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    03-24-2016 09:00 PM
  8. rbcameron's Avatar
    Is that like the two-finger salute?
    03-25-2016 10:28 AM

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