1. theolympusguy's Avatar
    I installed windows 10 on my surface pro but what will happen in-between the ending of the technical preview and the coming out of windows 10. I can not go back and reinstall 8.1 I don't believe and if I can, how so? I don't want to be left without a tablet for months on end while waiting on win 10 to roll out..

    any ideas?
    02-02-2015 11:12 AM
  2. kingkoopa09's Avatar
    You wont have to do anything, keep it updated til consumer edition rolls out, its a free upgrade the first year so should be no problems windows 8 was different because at the end u had to buy it
    02-02-2015 11:19 AM
  3. tiziano27's Avatar
    You can use the preview until Windows 10 is ready, then It will be updated to automatically.
    02-02-2015 12:14 PM
  4. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Maybe it's good to know that you can also revert back to windows 8.1 on your surface pro. I am currently also testing windows 10 on my surface pro first gen. The technical preview already provides a revert to 8.1 at the startup of the OS. Before installing windows 10, the microsoft website also shows and tells you how you can make a recovery flash drive for windows 8.1 for your surface pro device. If you did that before installing and now know that the preview provides a revert option, you can go two ways: forward to an official windows 10 in due time or back to windows 8.1 which is still a very good and powerful operating system for the surface pro.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    02-03-2015 05:56 PM
  5. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    If you can upgrade directly from the Tech Preview to the rtm, cant you just install the TP on an old laptop and then upgrade without having ever purchased a copy of 7/8/8.1 for that machine? Unless you're required to have 7/8/8.1 to install TP (I don't remember just blasted through the setup). Licensing is becoming so convoluted.
    02-05-2015 10:10 AM
  6. kingkoopa09's Avatar
    Must have 7 8 8.1 to install wont work on my vista as upgrade
    02-19-2015 01:08 PM
  7. ajayden's Avatar
    Maybe it's good to know that you can also revert back to windows 8.1 on your surface pro. I am currently also testing windows 10 on my surface pro first gen. The technical preview already provides a revert to 8.1 at the startup of the OS. Before installing windows 10, the microsoft website also shows and tells you how you can make a recovery flash drive for windows 8.1 for your surface pro device. If you did that before installing and now know that the preview provides a revert option, you can go two ways: forward to an official windows 10 in due time or back to windows 8.1 which is still a very good and powerful operating system for the surface pro.
    We must have Win 7/8/8.1 installed on the computer, to upgrade to Windows 10.

    ​For the OP : Nothing to worry. Your Surface will be updated to the completed version Windows 10.
    02-20-2015 04:53 AM

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